Kanpur Metro making all efforts to start trial run from November

Alstom will supply a total of 39 trains of 3 coaches each for both the corridors under Phase-1 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project

UPMRC MD Kumar Kesh-2
UPMRC MD Kumar Kesh-2

KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) is making serious efforts to start a trial run on the 9 km long Priority Corridor running from IIT to Motijheel of Kanpur Metro Rail Project from November this year.

To carry out the trial run as per the deadline, UPMRC is ensuring the arrival of first Metro train set by September. Metro trains for the project are manufactured at Savli in Gujarat with the state of the art technology and standards.

To review the ongoing progress of manufacturing, UPMRC Managing Director, Kumar Keshav visited the Savli Plant in Gujarat on Tuesday. He reviewed the assembling and testing works of Metro trains for the project. Work is at the final stages and trains are expected to reach Kanpur by the end of September and trial run is expected by November.

According to Kumar Keshav, “Kanpur Metro trains are being manufactured with the most advanced and state-of-the-art technologies. The safety and comfort aspects of the passengers have been kept paramount in the designing of these trains. We are strictly abiding the deadline that we have decided for the trial run on the Priority Corridor and we are moving ahead with full zeal and dedication.”

Alstom will supply a total of 39 trains of 3 coaches each for both the corridors under Phase-1 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project. For the Priority Corridor, Kanpur Metro will get 8 trains. These trains have been designed with assistance from Bombardier Germany and design experts at Bombardier’s Hyderabad office.

These ‘Make in India’ Metro 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. As mentioned earlier, Phase-1 of Kanpur Metro Rail project will have two corridors. The first corridor (Red Line), with length 23.7 km, will have 22 metro stations and the second corridor (Blue Line), with length 8.6 km, will have 8 metro stations.

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