Mumbai: Manufacturing of coaches commences for Metro Lines 2A, 2B and 7

Published: Aug 01, 2019, 13:42 IST | A correspondent

MMRDA has adopted new technologies which will enhance the functionality and reliability of metros

Mumbai: Manufacturing of coaches commences for Metro Lines 2A, 2B and 7
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The Metropolitan Commissioner Mr R.A. Rajeev, along with, Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, participated in a ceremony to commence manufacturing of coaches for Metro Lines 2A, 2B and 7 at M/s. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. at Bengaluru.

It may be noted that M/s BEML has been awarded a contract of Rs 3015 crore for manufacturing 378 coaches (Rolling Stock) for Metro Lines 2A, 2B and 7 in November last year. It consists of 63 trains of 6 car configuration. An additional work order of 21 trains (126 cars) has also been placed with M/s BEML for catering traffic considering Metro Line extensions. With this, M/s BEML gets the largest order for Metro Coach manufacturing in India. The Mockup coach will be ready by September 2019.

Also Read: Mumbai: Metro lines will displace over 2,000 residents and commercial establishments

Design of Metro Car for Lines,2A, 2B and 7:

MMRDA has adopted New Technologies in Rolling Stock which will not only enhance the functionality and reliability but also make it more sustainable and environment-friendly.

Metro trains being procured will be of latest technical specifications in the country compatible with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) / Unattended Train Operations (UTO) working environment.

  • Coaches will be modern/ light .weight/ energy efficient.
  •  Fully Automatic Driverless Train Operations.
  • 3.20 m wide rolling stock with a stainless steel body.
  • Seating arrangement: Longitudinal; 6 coach seating capacity – 334 nos.
  •  Standing + seating passenger capacity: Crush loading (AW2) - 1660 nos.; Fully loaded/dense crush loading (AW3) - 2092 nos.
  •  Enhanced Regenerative Braking feature for carbon neutrality.
  •  Energy savvy HVAC system.
  •  Trains to operate on Single Phase 25kV AC Traction.
  • Friendly features for Differently-abled citizen such as wheelchair space, earmarked seats, levelled floor etc.
  • Enhanced train safety by Track obstruction monitoring through closed-circuit television cameras outside the coaches.
  • CCTV Saloon surveillance system for security of lady passengers

Passenger Safety

  •  Facilities to permit conversation between passenger and the Train Operator/Operation Control Centre (OCC)
  •  Public Address and Passenger Information System (PA andPIS)
  •  Passenger Alarm Devices(PAD/Passenger Emergency Alarm (PEA)
  • Automatic Voice Announcement System (AVAS)
  • Platform Screen Doors (PSD) to avoid intrusion from platforms.

Manufacture and Delivery of first Prototype Train Set in Depot is expected by July 2020.

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