1st Pune Metro Train Built in India Unveiled by Titagarh
Titagarh Wagons on Saturday rolled out Pune Metro’s first locally built trainset to operate on its 31.254 km Phase 1 lines connecting PCMC – Swargate and Vanaz – Ramwadi.
The light weight aluminium body train was unveiled at Titagarh’s plant in Uttarpara near Kolkata from where 31 of 34 3-coach trains will be manufactured.
The contract for Pune Metro’s 102 coach rolling stock contract was awarded to Titagarh Firema in August 2019 with a value of approximately Rs. 1125 crore and 160 week completion deadline. The first ever trainset built by Titagarh’s subsidiary Titagarh Firema SpA was unveiled in Caserta, Italy in August 2021.
Titagarh had unveiled the trains’ final design in August 2020 after multiple design iterations and claims these aluminum-body coaches with 15.5T axle load will be the lightest in India with the highest safety standards.
Titagarh was originally aiming to deliver this train-set by 2022-end, so they’re running a little behind schedule. A full list of design features and passenger amenities of these energy efficient trains can be viewed here.
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