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Pune Metro

Pune Metro
पुणे मेट्रो
Locale Pune, Maharashtra
Transit type Rapid Transit
Number of lines 4
Operation will start 2018
Operator(s) Pune Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC)
Number of vehicles 44 (proposed so far)
System length 82 km (planned)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification N/A
System map

Pune Metro (Marathi: पुणे मेट्रो) is a proposed metro rail project in the city of Pune, India, and its surrounding Pune Metropolitan Area.


  • History 1
    • Background 1.1
    • Elevated or underground? 1.2
  • Plan 2
    • Network Map 2.1
    • Description 2.2
      • Phase I 2.2.1
      • Phase II 2.2.2
      • Future expansion 2.2.3
  • Line 1 (Pimpri-Chinchwad – Swargate) 3
    • Stations 3.1
      • Main Line 3.1.1
      • Extension 3.1.2
  • Line 2 (Ramwadi – Vanaz) 4
    • Stations 4.1
      • Main Line 4.1.1
      • Extension 4.1.2
  • Line 3 (Deccan Gymkhana – Bund garden) 5
    • Stations 5.1
      • Main Line 5.1.1
      • Extension 5.1.2
  • Line 4 (Hinjawadi – ASI) 6
    • Stations 6.1
      • Extension 6.1.1
      • Extension 6.1.2
  • Airport Line 7
  • Technical side 8
  • Cost 9
  • Ticket Fares 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13



The preparation of detailed project report (DPR) work was undertaken by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and they submitted their report on 15 August 2008.[1] In 2010, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) delayed submitting the proposal to the Union government to make provisions in the annual budget for the project. Due to red tape and bureaucracy, the DPR was approved by the Maharashtra government only on 12 June 2012.[2]

Pune Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to execute for the project, will be formed.

Elevated or underground?

Initial plans were to build a few sections underground and the rest elevated. However, citizens of Pune did not want elevated routes as they felt that the roads could not bear the increased traffic would result from the construction. Most roads were also too narrow to accommodate the pillars of elevated routes. It was decided that all the routes in the city would be underground, although the map and the details of phases showed elevated routes. In November 2011, the Maharashtra Government declared that all the routes would be underground. However, in April 2012, the PMC declared that all routes will be as per the DMRC report, mostly elevated and partially underground (in core city areas).[3]


Network Map

Pune Metro route map


Phase Line Terminals Length (km) Opening date
Phase I Line 1 Chinchwad Swargate 16.59 2019
Line 2 Vanaz Ramwadi 14.93 2018
Phase II Line 3 Deccan Gymkhana Bund Garden 11 2021
Line 4 ASI Hinjawadi 18 2021


Phase I

The two routes that have been identified for the first phase are:

  1. VanazRamwadi, via Deccan Gymkhana, Yerwada (14.9 km, elevated)
  2. ChinchwadPimpriSwargate, via Agriculture college (16.5 km, elevated/underground from Range Hills)

Phase II

The second phase of the project will contain two lines and the extension of first phase:[5]

  1. ASI to Hinjawadi via Aundh (18 km elevated)
  2. Deccan Gymkhana to Bund Garden Via Swargate and Race Course (11 km under ground)
  3. Extension of lines from Pimpri-Chinchwad to Nigdi and Swargate to Katraj (11.5 km elevated)
  4. Extension of lines from Aundh to Hinjawadi and Ramwadi to Kharadi Naka (13 km elevated)
  5. Extension of lines from Ramwadi to Viman Nagar Airport (elevated)

Future expansion

The following routes and extensions have been proposed:

  1. Agriculture collegeWarje via JM road and Karve road (9 km elevated)
  2. Extension from Bund Garden to Vishrantwadi (underground)
  3. Extension from Race Course to Hadapsar (elevated)
  4. Link from Bhosari to Moshi to link with Moshi-Chakan-New Pune International Airport (elevated)

Line 1 (Pimpri-Chinchwad – Swargate)

The first line of the Pune Metro will run from Pimpri-Chinchwad to Swargate. This line will be elevated till Range Hills and then will be underground up to Swargate. This line will be further extended to Nigdi and Katraj/Hadapsar. This route will go via Bhosari, Khadki and Shivajinagar.[5][6]

Length Travelers Frequency
16.59 km


Main Line

  1. Pimpri-Chinchwad
  2. Sant Tukaram Nagar
  3. Bhosari
  4. Kasarwadi
  5. Phugewadi
  6. Dapodi
  7. Bopodi
  8. Khadki
  9. Range Hills
  10. Shivajinagar (underground)
  11. ASI (underground)
  12. PMC (underground)
  13. Budhwar Peth (underground)
  14. Mandai (underground)
  15. Swargate (underground)


  • First corridor.
  1. Pimpri-Chinchwad
  2. Chinchwad Railway Station
  3. Akurdi
  4. Nigdi Pradhikaran
  5. Nigdi
  • Second corridor.
  1. Swargate
  2. Aryaneshwar
  3. Natu Baug
  4. Padmavati
  5. Balaji Nagar
  6. Katraj

Line 2 (Ramwadi – Vanaz)

Line 2 will be the first line to be built. It will connect Ramwadi to Vanaz via Mangalwar Peth and Deccan Gymkhana. The line will be 15 km long and elevated. It is expected to cost 25.93 billion (US$420 million).[7] The main depot will be at Kothrud.

The line will be extended to Chandannagar and a separate line will go to the Pune airport.[8]

Length Travelers Frequency
14.93 km


Main Line

  1. Ramwadi
  2. Kalyani Nagar
  3. Yerwada
  4. Bund Garden
  5. Ruby Hall
  6. Pune Station
  7. Poolgate
  1. Mangalwar Peth
  2. Civil Court
  3. ASI
  4. Deccan Gymkhana
  5. Nal Stop
  6. Ideal Colony
  7. Anand Nagar
  8. Vanaz


  • First corridor.
  1. Ramwadi
  2. Wadgaon Sheri
  3. Kharadi
  • Second corridor.
  1. Ramwadi
  2. Viman Nagar

Line 3 (Deccan Gymkhana – Bund garden)

Line 3 will run from Deccan Gymkhana to Bund Garden via Swargate and Race Course.[5]

Length Travelers Frequency
11 km


Main Line

  1. Deccan Gymkhana
  2. Sir Parshurambhau College
  3. Hira baug
  4. Swargate
  5. Ghorpade Peth
  6. Poolgate
  7. Pune Race Course
  8. Empress Garden
  9. Ghorpadi
  10. Kavadewadi
  11. Koregaon Park
  12. Bund Garden


  1. Bund Garden
  2. Yerwada
  3. Vishrantwadi

Line 4 (Hinjawadi – ASI)

Line 4 of is from ASI to Hinjawadi. This is a completely elevated route. This is part of the second phase of the project.[5]

Length Travelers Frequency
18 km



  1. ASI
  2. Shivajinagar
  3. Agriculture College
  4. Pune University
  5. Ganeshkhind
  6. Aundh


  1. 'Aundh
  2. Sangvi
  3. Pimple Nilakh
  4. Wakad
  5. Hinjawadi

Airport Line

Pune Metro has a proposal of connection from Bhosari to New Pune International Airport. This line will go via Moshi and Chakan. This will be an elevated line.

Technical side

The proposed routes are to be built mostly on elevated rails, with underground routes and extensions to follow in future phases.[9]

The proposed fare structure in 2013–14 is to be a minimum of INR 7 for distances less than 2 km, and a maximum of INR 24 for distances above 30 km.


The estimated project cost for Phase I and II are INR 69.6bn and INR 32.24bn respectively. The project cost will be funded by the PMC and PCMC together bearing 10% of this cost, the state government 20% and the central government will bear 20% of this cost. The remaining 50% will be obtained from loans. The state government's share of 20% includes the expenses of acquiring land, including government land, at market price.[10] The real frustration with people of Pune is when will metro begin its construction. FSI 4 is another issue itself. The argument right now is between Congress and BJP rather than elevated or Underground.

Ticket Fares

The expected ticket fares are:-

Distance (KM) Fare (INR)
up to 2 7
2–4 10
4–6 11
6–9 14
9–12 15
12–15 16
15–18 17
18–21 19
21–24 20
24–27 21
27–30 22
30 or more 24

See also


  1. ^ After Mumbai, Pune to get Metro – Business Today – Business News. (8 June 2012).
  2. ^ Pune Metro: Will it become Reality? | Hill Post. (19 September 2012).
  3. ^
  4. ^ Pune's metro dream on fast track as Centre backs project in Kochi – Times Of India. (5 July 2012).
  5. ^ a b c d pune-metro-full-presentation. (29 April 2010).
  6. ^ Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to revise metro rail project report – Times Of India. (27 September 2012).
  7. ^ Cabinet nod to Pune Metro, in-principle nod to Nagpur Metro. (7 June 2012).
  8. ^ Expedite SPV for metro, Pune Municipal Corporation tells state – Times Of India. (16 September 2012).
  9. ^ "Metro rail can be a reality by 2013". Retrieved 30 July 2008. 
  10. ^ Metro: Notification issued for special purpose vehicle, fare structure approved. Indian Express (15 September 2012).

External links

  • Pune Metro Project
  • News release identifying routes
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • DMRC Tender for Environmental Assessment Study
  • Times of India article on project update in July 2008
  • wheels roll for Vanaz – Ramwadi metro corridor
  • nod for Vanaz – Ramwadi Metro root
  • pune-metro-full-presentation
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