PUNE (Metro Rail News): Pune Metro’s aluminium coach are being tested almost regularly throughout the Vanaz-Garware College viaduct stretch. Every day, the rake travels 5 km, and the train may reach speeds of up to 80 km/h. According to MahaMetro, the speed reached 40km/h while being introduced to passengers.
The unique aspect of the trial is that multiple technicians are present on the train all the time with their equipment to verify the needed parameters, including cabling and signaling; eventually, the train became their home.
The rakes feature three coaches, each with a capacity of 320 people, for a total capacity of roughly 960 people. According to MahaMetro, 34 rakes have been ordered, with another two arriving soon. Aluminium-made rakes offer various advantages, including the fact that they are lighter and use less energy.
MahaMetro stated, The rakes have several advanced facilities as other metro rakes in the country, it has CCTV camera, air conditioner, announcement system, seats for disabled people, automatic doors, display boards, of course.
Aside from this, the team of experts checks numerous technical aspects to set a parameter, including rake jerk, application of rapid braking system, rake pickup, application of acceleration, and reduction. The most significant factor is the load-carrying capacity, which describes how the train operates fully.
The inspection and certification process is lengthy; therefore, we will continue the approach for another month that requires certification. In addition, Maha Metro stated that we would obtain certification from research designs, standard organizations, and railway boards. According to Hemant Sonawane, the general manager of MahaMetro, “every minute detail is critical, and the staff is doing their best to perform the task well and quickly.”
Every aspect needs to be checked; the train tracks and safety are being certified commissioner of metro rail safety. In addition, the rakes are certified by the railway board and RDSO.