VADODARA (Metro Rail News): Alstom India officially begins the manufacturing of Metro trains for the Kanpur Metro Rail Project. UP Metro’s Managing Director Shri Kumar Keshav today inaugurated the manufacturing of the Rolling Stocks (Metro Trains) in Bombardier’s Savli Plant in Gujrat, located near Vadodara.
The manufacturing of Metro coaches for Kanpur Metro started at the Savli plant after the Puja ceremony by Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC and in the presence of Shri Sushil Kumar, Director (Operations), UPMRC and Shri Atul Kumar Garg, Director (Rolling Stock & Systems), UPMRC.
Kanpur to get 39 Metro trains of 3 Coaches each!
Total 39 trains of 3 Metro coaches each are to be supplied for both the corridors of the Kanpur Metro Project including Corridor-I i.e. From IIT to Naubasta and the Corridor-II i.e. From Agriculture University to Barra-8. These trains have been designed with assistance from Bombardier Germany and design experts at Bombardier’s Hyderabad office. As per the estimated timeline, the first Metro Train set is to be delivered in Kanpur in the month of June.
State-of-the-art trains in line with utmost passenger safety and energy conservation!
These trains are equipped with Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC) for Automatic Train Operations. These ultramodern trains are having state of the art design for safe operation, energy efficiency and passenger comforts. These trains will also be equipped with CO2 sensor-based air-conditioning system to save energy during operations.
It is also noted that the final design work has already been completed by active chasing by UPMRC after series of interaction & meeting with Bombardier Germany & Bombardier India even in this challenging time of COVID-19. The design documents have also been submitted to RDSO for getting their recommendation for final approval of Ministry of Railways for timely starting the operations of Kanpur Metro.
On this occasion, UP Metro’s MD Shri Kumar Keshav said, “The trains for the Kanpur Metro Rail Project are being manufactured in line with the initiatives of ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ that have been coined by the Government of India. I am glad to announce that UP Metro has successfully commenced the manufacturing of the trains within the estimated time frame, which in turn will ensure the timely start of Metro Operations on the Priority Corridor.”