AGRA (Metro Rail News): The work on building a world-class metro rail depot in Agra which is being built on 15th Battalion PAC premises for smooth metro operations is accelerated. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) is working on the Agra Metro Project and aims to have seven high technology machines which will be installed in the depot. The machines will enhance the maintenance and upkeep of the trains.
“During the operations, the metro train stops at frequent intervals at multiple stations in the entire day of its run. This causes friction in the wheels of the trains, causing wear and tear. Pit Wheel Lathe is a machine designed for the upkeep of the vehicles of the metro trains. It looks after the shape and size of the vehicles, whether there is any change in it and if at all any fault is found, it is rectified with the help of the machine,” UPMRC stated in a release, Hindustan Times reported.
“After Pit Wheel Lathe, the remaining machines will also be installed on the depot premises. These include fully Automatic CNC Under Floor Pit Wheel Lathe Machine (for rail wheel turning), fully Automatic Synchronized Pit Jack Machine (for lifting and lowering of coaches for maintenance),” stated the press statement.
“Other machines include fully Automatic Synchronized Mobile Jack (Having the same function as of Pit Jack Machine but can be moved from one place to another), Bogie Turn Table (for shifting bogies from one track to the other track), Automatic Train Washing Plant, Electric Bogie Shunter (for shunting of Metro trains from one track to another), Re-railing & Rescue Vehicle (In case of Metro coach derails on mainline or in the depot,” stated the press statement.
According to UPMRC’s press statement, the casting for the first curved U-girder has already begun in Bamrauli Katara situated casting yard.
As per the officials, there will be two corridors in Agra Metro Rail Projects. The first corridor is from Taj East Gate to Sikandara, whereas the second corridor runs from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar.