Around 50% of the work on the Metro viaduct, coming up on the Mutha riverbed along the Deccan Gymkhana Balgandharva Rangmandir – Pune Municipal Corporation stretch, has been completed, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) said on Thursday, 13th May 2021.
This portion is part of the fully elevated second line of the Pune Metro rail project, connecting Vanaz on Paud Road to Ramwadi. MahaMetro said it aims to complete the other half of the work before the onset of the monsoon.
Officials said they have hastened work near the rivers, as these sites would be among the first to get affected when monsoon arrives. Two launching girders have been installed near Deccan Gymkhana to fix the viaduct segments, while the entire viaduct stretch that crosses the Mula-Mutha connecting Bund Garden and Yerawada, was completed recently.
“We have pressed additional manpower and machinery to achieve this objective,” Hemant Sonawane, MahaMetro’s general manager (public relations) said.
MahaMetro had initially planned to complete the riverside work in the Deccan Gymkhana area by June. An official said it was now difficult to meet that deadline, and that they were giving it a shot. “Ideally, it will be good if the launching of segments is finished before the monsoon,” the official said.
MahaMetro has also initiated the construction of two stations viz. Deccan Gymkhana and Sambhaji Garden, on the stretch. The work on the stations is expected to continue after the monsoon, the official said.