Nagpur Metro coaches to reach city by next week

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2019 09:59:49


Staff Reporter,

Of the 69 coaches to be supplied by CRRC, a Chinese train manuracturer, 3 have reached Chennai port

Nagpur Metro Coaches manufactured by Chinese train manufacturer -- CRRC will be arriving in city next week. Six coaches reached Chennai Port on Saturday.  Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) is simultaneously working on different fronts to accomplish the Herculean task to run the Metro in March 2019.

Two rakes of three coaches each will reach Nagpur next week. Maha Metro will take permission of Research Design and Standard Organisation (RDSO) and Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to run it safely in Nagpur.  Officers of Maha Metro received the coaches and inspected them in Chennai.  The coaches have safety measures for children, senior citizens, LED bulbs, emergency doors, time-table, announcement system, interior designs and other facilities.

The coaches will be used on 38 kms railway length on the corridor connecting two-ends of the city. The company will supply 69 coaches and provide train maintenance services for next 10 years.  The stainless-steel body train coaches are designed to run at a maximum speed of 80 kms per hour.