CM Fadnavis unveils the rolling stock model for Mumbai Metro Line 3

This line will be called Aqua line and the exterior & interior of the trains suits the theme.

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CM Devendra Fadnavis unveiled model of rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 3 at Mumbai. Metro line 3 will be called Aqua line
CM Devendra Fadnavis unveiled model of rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 3 at Mumbai. Metro line 3 will be called Aqua line

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has today unveiled the Rolling Stock (Coaches) model for Mumbai Metro line 3 in presence of Mrs. Ashwini Bhinde, Managing Director and other senior officials of Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation. This line will be called Aqua line and the exterior & interior of the trains suits the theme.

MMRC will procure total 31 trains of eight coaches to be manufactured by Joint Venture of Alstom India and Alstom SA under the “Make in India” initiative at Alstom’s facility located in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation) has awarded the contract for designing and manufacturing of rolling stock to Alstom Transport India Limited. The design is inspired by the vital flow of water, as the sea captures a special place in the city. This line will offer a fast, efficient and sustainable mode of travel for the citizens of Mumbai.

The Aqua green colour of Mumbai Metro line 3 rolling stock represents water & the sea waves which are an integral part of Mumbai & further signifies the freshness and speed of the waves as well as of this city which never sleeps and is always on move. The soothing beige color signifies comfort.

Speaking on the occasion Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC said, “We are happy Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis unveiled the design and model of the trains for Mumbai Metro 3 today. The manufacturing of trains would begin at Sri City factory of Alstom Transport India in November this year and the arrival of the first train is expected within a year.”

Key features of Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Aqua Line) rolling stock:

  1. Completely AC coaches with humidity control safe and comfortable atmosphere inside coach.
  2. LCD screens for information, advertisement and entertainment.
  3. Programmable digital route map indicator.
  4. Passenger announcement system for easy passenger disembark.
  5. Aesthetically pleasing longitudinal seating arrangement comfortable with lumber support, grab poles and rails for standing passengers.
  6. Dedicated space to accommodate wheel-chair for differently-abled persons.
  7. Anti-slip and non-skid floor.
  8. Advanced air suspension for better ride comfort.
  9. CCTV surveillance in each coach for passenger safety.
  10. Fire detector, smoke detector and fire extinguishers in each coach for protection against fire.
  11. Voice communication facility between passenger and controller in case of emergency.
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