Pune Metro Gears Up for Driverless Revolution: Here's What We Know
Pune Metro Gears Up for Driverless Revolution: Here's What We Know

New Delhi: In a significant development, the Pune Metro is on the verge of transitioning into a driverless marvel. Reports suggest that once commuters are acquainted with the system, the Metro will seamlessly shift into "auto mode," harnessing advanced technology for its operations.

The impending introduction of driverless technology within the Pune Metro is presently awaiting official approval. The primary objectives are to enhance efficiency and prioritize passenger safety. Once this cutting-edge technology is implemented, it promises to usher in a more sophisticated and secure commuting experience for all passengers on board.

Surveillance Network Bolstered with CCTV Cameras

To ensure centralized control over the entire system, a comprehensive network of CCTV cameras will be strategically positioned both inside the metro trains and throughout the metro stations.

Line-1: Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) – Swargate

Total Length: 16.589 km
Route Type: Elevated and Underground
Elevated Stretch: PCMC to Range Hills Ramp - 11.570 km, featuring 9 stations
Underground Segment: Range Hills Ramp to Swargate - 5.019 km, with 6 stations
Depot: Range Hills (spanning 13.27 hectares)
Total Stations: 14

Station Names: Civil Court, Budhwar Peth, Mandai, Swargate, PCMC, Fugewadi, Dapodi, Bopodi, Khadki, Range Hill, Tukaram Nagar, Bhosari, Kasarwadi, Shivaji Nagar
Line-2: Vanaz – Ramwadi

Total Length: 14.665 km
Route Type: Elevated
Depot: Hill View Depot at Kothrud (covering 12 hectares)
Total Stations: 16

Station Names: Ideal Colony, Nal Stop, Garware College, Deccan Gymkhana, Sambhaji Park, Pune Railway Station, Ruby Clinic, Bund Garden, Yerawada, Kalyani Nagar, Ramwadi, Vanaz, Anand Nagar, PMC, Civil Court, Mangalwar Peth
Line-3: Hinjawadi – Civil Court

Total Length: 23.33 km
Route Type: Elevated
Depot: Maan Village (spreading across 20 hectares)
Total Stations: 23

Station Names: Dohler, Infosys Phase II, Wipro Phase II, Pall India, Shivaji Chowk, Megapolis Circle, Embassy Quadron Business Park, Hinjewadi, Wakad Chowk, Balewadi Stadium, Balewadi Phata, Baner Gaon, NICMAR, Ram Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Sakal Nagar, Baner, Krushi Anusadhan, University, R B I, Shivaji Nagar, Agriculture College, and Civil Court.

The Pune Metro's impending transition to a driverless system promises to revolutionize the city's public transportation while enhancing the overall passenger experience. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development.

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