The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited has approached the Railway Board, commissioner of Metro railway safety, and Research Designs and Standards Organization for essential clearances before rolling out the mass transport service in Pune.
The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) said it had provided the drawings and other technical details to the establishments earlier. It has now sought time for ground inspection of the tracks and rakes, and review of other technical specifications.
Recently, the Metro rakes were placed on the viaduct and preliminary trial runs were conducted using electric traction. The MahaMetro is keen to complete the safety inspections on the PCMC-Dapodi route (Sant Tukaramnagar to Phugewadi stations) in the next two months.
A senior official from the MahaMetro said contact had been established with all the three organizations in the past few days to obtain no objection certificates (NOC). “We have provided them with technical specifications, designs, project profiles and basic plans. These establishments are studying the plans and they will come back with suggestions, if any, based on the observations.”
The MahaMetro said a plan was being chalked out for physical inspection by the railway organizations. “We are still working on the visits of authorities from the three organizations. We are hopeful to carry out the inspection next month or even earlier,” the official said.
The MahaMetro would be able to announce the date of starting the Metro service in the city after the inspection.