MahaMetro, the authority responsible for Pune’s metro system, is gearing up to complete the remaining work on the Metro lines connecting Ramwadi and Swargate by the end of this year. Following the recent successful launch of services on two metro sections on August 1, the next priority is to connect the last stations on the two Metro corridors.
These corridors have seen segments becoming operational since the previous year. The newly launched sections include Phugewadi-Civil Court and Garware College-Ruby Hall, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Pune.
The completion of the remaining stretches on the Bund Garden to Ramwadi section is anticipated by October, while the Civil Court to Swargate stretch is expected to be finished by December. According to MahaMetro officials, the Ramwadi stretch is entirely elevated and includes key stations like Bund Garden, Yerawada, Kalyaninagar, and Nagar Road. On the other hand, the Civil Court-Swargate section is entirely underground, featuring key stations in Kasba Peth, Mandai, and Swargate.
Once these extensions are operational, commuters will be able to travel seamlessly from Vanaz to Ramwadi and from PCMC to Swargate, thereby increasing the Metro’s total operational length from 24km to 33km. Regular travelers are welcoming the extension, anticipating increased convenience and improved connectivity. Satish Agarwal, a resident of Kasba Peth, highlighted the significance of the Swargate hub, which serves as both a central point and a major bus terminus, enhancing accessibility for outstation travelers. Meanwhile, Ashwin Rane, an IT professional residing near Nagar Road, expressed a desire for further expansion of the Metro network to Kharadi and Wagholi areas.
With ongoing efforts to complete the Metro extensions and ensure passenger safety, MahaMetro is aiming to enhance public transportation options and connectivity for residents of Pune.