NAVI MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): City Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) receives the delivery of eight 3-coach trainsets from Chinese rail coach manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. on May 15, 2020, for Navi Mumbai Metro Rail project successfully. according to the logistics service provider Total Movements Private Limited.
Declaring the completion of delivery of metro train coaches to CIDCO, Total Movements Private Limited stated that the company was selected as an Onshore Logistics service provider to support the development of the Navi Mumbai Metro Project. These Metro coaches were received at Mumbai Port and moved to Navi Mumbai Metro Depot, Taloja.
Further, the company added in the statement that the Detailed route survey through the busy roads of Mumbai, deploying numerous specialized trailers at once, the building of temporary roads as none of the main roads had the clearances required for safe movement and coordination with traffic police/multiple government authorities for smooth transportation through the city were the crucial challenges faced by our team.
“With detailed route surveys, swept path analysis, accurate lifting plans, and seamless coordination our team managed to overcome the challenges and delivered the coaches by unloading them on rails. Proud to have added another feather to our cap!”, said in a statement further.
CIDCO had given a contract worth 78 million euros to an international consortium led by Ansaldo STS and including Tata Projects Limited and CRRC Zhuzhou for electrical and mechanical systems for the first phase of Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 in July 2014.
CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. was given the responsibility to design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of 24 standard gauge metro coaches (eight 3-coach train sets) for Navi Mumbai Metro project.
According to the contract, the size of three-car trainsets is 64.6m long and 3.1m wide, with a passenger capacity of around 1,100 and a maximum speed of approximately 80 km/h. The CRRC had delivered the first two train sets of 3-coaches to CIDCO in March last year.
The Navi Mumbai Metro project is always in controversy due to wrong planning and irregularities in the tendering process at various stages of project execution.