Titagarh Wagons flags off first aluminium train manufactured for Pune Metro

Titagarh Wagons, an India-based railway wagon manufacturer, has flagged off its first train manufactured for Pune Metro (Maharashtra Metro Rail Cooperation) through a virtual ceremony.

The company and its subsidiary — Titagarh Firema were awarded a contract worth around INR 1,100 crores from Maharashtra Metro Rail Cooperation (Maha Metro) for supplying Pune Metro with 34 aluminum metro trains. Each of the trains has three coaches.

Under the contract, the first three trains are to be built in Titagarh Firema’s plant in Caserta, Italy. The remaining 31 trains will be manufactured in Titagarh’s facility in India.

Titagarh Wagons flags off first aluminium train manufactured for Pune Metro

Titagarh Wagons flags off first aluminium train manufactured for Pune Metro. Photo courtesy of Umesh/Wikipedia.org

In a separate event, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister — Ajit Pawar inaugurated the mock-up of the Pune Metro coach.

Umesh Chowdhary — Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Titagarh Wagons said: “We began our journey to manufacture passenger trains (EMU) in India in 2007 with a dream to design and manufacture modern passenger trains for the Indian Metro System.

“With this first train being constructed by us for Maha Metro, it is a moment of great pride and satisfaction for Titagarh and a dream come true for me personally.”

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