Over 200 students from Symbiosis Skills and Professional University (SSPU paid visit to Pune Metro Project recently. Other than fun experience it was extremely exciting and learning experience for students of the varsity. Hon. Pro-chancellor of SSPU, Dr. Swati Mujumdar was also present on the occasion.
Keeping up with the pedagogy of 70 percent focus on the learning by doing, SSPU students got opportunity to visit the various operational units of the Pune Metro Project and interact with the officials working for the smooth operations of the project. Students were also were part of the Metro ride between Garware College Station to Vanaz.
During the visit, these students also got to interact with the metro officials under session ‘Metro Sanvad’ which helped them to understand the contemporary style designs of the stations the metro is coming up with in the city. Vinod Agarwal, director (operations), Maha-Metro, explained students about the different aspects of the operations like Human Logistics, Multi Integration, Planning, operational management among other aspects.
Talking about the visit, SSPU, Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Swati Mujumdar said, “It was extremely enriching experience to travel with more than 200 students from Symbiosis Skills and Professional University (SSPU) on the Pune Metro today. Other than fun experience it was extremely exciting and learning experience for students of Mechatronics, SCIT, Data Science, Logistics, Ports and Terminal and logistics who learnt how the technology has been used effectively in Pune Metro Project. We also learned a lot about the planning that has gone into, different designs of the stations which are in theme of the Pune city and various historical places of the city.”
Later in the day, students were taken to the under-construction City Civil Court Interchange Underground Metro Section for visit. As per Maha Metro officials Civil Court station is one of the largest stations of Pune metro rail project due to its interchange type configuration, it is important to plan for appropriate access to and from neighborhood areas, either by means of NMT (non-motorized transport), auto/taxi, e-rickshaw feeder system, bus/feeder systems or any other modes of transport. Ample parking is provided for cars and two-wheelers to ensure convenient last-mile connectivity.