Welcome to Sant Tukaramnagar, Pune’s first metro station
Sant Tukaramnagar Metro Station in Pimpri ChinchwadImage source: Sakal Media Group

Welcome to Sant Tukaramnagar, Pune’s first metro station

Sant Tukaram Nagar metro station was the first station in Pune which completed 95 per cent work-rate in December last year

Pune: Sant Tukaramnagar station on the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation-Swargate Metro route is the first Metro station commissioned in the city.

Sant Tukaram Nagar metro station was the first station in Pune which completed 95 per cent work-rate in December last year, Pune Metro officials had informed. According to the officials, the work of Phugewadi station is completed over 75 per cent while over 50 per cent of the work is completed at five other stations - Kasarwadi, Bhosari, Dapodi and Bopodi and PCMC.

Two months back, officials from Pune Metro Project along with Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister of Pune Ajit Pawar conducted two successful trial runs from this station. MahaMetro also stated that it had completed laying of tracks on about 4 km stretch on the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation-Dapodi route here.

FEATURES OF SANT TUKARAM NAGAR STATION

  • Two-storied metro station building near Vallabhnagar ST Bus Stand

  • Underpass for travelling to highway

  • CCTVs installed

  • Lifts, staircase, pedestrian bridge, announcement system on both sides of the platform

  • Automatic entry system, first floor- ticket cabin

  • Escalator for an easy commute

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PASSENGERS

  • Hold the handrail while using the escalator.

  • Keep your feet behind the yellow line marked at the platform (yellow line is drawn between rail track and platform).

  • Carrying heavy materials is prohibited.

  • Press the 'Stop Button' in case of emergency in coaches.

PUNE METRO PROJECT

Pune Metro Project covers two lines of 32 km. The project was started in December 2016 and was originally expected to finish by 2022. However, with the construction suspending for over a month amid COVID-19 lockdown, Puneties await when the first train will run.

After halting operations for months due to COVID-19 outbreak, Maha-Metro had resumed work on the project in May last year after getting a nod from the Maharashtra government and local administration following all COVID-19 restrictions. Last month, Pune Metro also completed the trial run between PCMC and Phugewadi, a six-kilometre priority stretch.

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