KANPUR, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath embarked on a day-long visit to Kanpur today and flag off the trial run of Kanpur Metro. The UP government initiated the construction work of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project on 15th November 2019.
The CM press the button for the trials of the Metro train, which establish seamless connectivity and ease vehicular congestion across the city and give a significant boost to the region’s development. During the trial run, he will also inspect the facilities available in the metro coaches and the arrangements for the platforms.
The trial run will be completed in the next six weeks, and the people of Kanpur will get this facility from the hands of PM Narendra Modi. Hearty congratulations to the entire team of Metro; many thanks to the Government of India. Let us tell you that after Noida, Ghaziabad and Lucknow, Kanpur will become the fourth metro city of UP, said Yogi Adityanath, CM, UP.
The trial run of Kanpur Metro was scheduled later in November but has been preponed. The services of Kanpur Metro are expected to be opened for the public on 31st December 2021.
Two metro corridors of about 32.5 km long are proposed under the Kanpur Metro project. In the first phase, Metro will run on the nine-kilometer priority corridor. Nine Metro stations have been constructed so far. The second phase of Metro work will be carried out between MotiJheel and Transport Nagar, for which underground stations will be constructed. The trials would be carried out under the Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO).
As per plans, on becoming fully operational, six Metro trains will run on the priority corridor between IIT and MotiJheel and two trains will remain parked in the depot as a reserve. As a result, six more trains will arrive in the city when the commercial operations are launched.
The Kanpur Metro will be equipped with regenerative braking technology. Through this, energy will be saved up to 35 per cent. For example, if 1000 units of electricity are spent in train operation, the trains will generate about 350 units again through regenerative braking.
The elevators installed in the stations and depots will also save energy by regenerative braking technology. These will have an energy efficiency of up to 37 per cent. For conservation of energy and electricity, the metro premises have also been equipped with LED lights. Besides, a plan has been formulated to install solar panels at metro depots and stations.
For the first time in India, Kanpur Metro will come with a Third Rail DC Traction System. The special inverter will enable the energy generated by the brakes in the train to be used back in the system. As of now, no such arrangement has been implemented in any metro rail project in the country. As a result, the train is also exceptional in protecting the environment and safety management.