Date of post: 29 Jan,
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday flagged off the first 6-car Metro Train on the Green Line of the Namma Metro running between Nagasandra in the north and Yelachenahalli in the south of a Bengaluru. On the same day, two more 6-car trains were added to the Purple Line which connects Mysore Road and Byappanahalli.
- Before Monday, three existing 6-car trains were running on the Purple Line.
- The 6-car trains have a capacity of 2,000 passengers, while the capacity of 3-car trains is 975 passengers.
- The new 6-car trains, when compared to the existing trains, are energy efficient by 15% and can automatically regulate temperature by sensing the ambient temperature, officials said.
- The new trains will also have remote isolation features for VVVF (Variable Voltage & Variable Frequency) Inverter through Train Management System along with Pendant Control Operation (Hostler mode) to move individual 3 units of 6-car train set on self-power (unique feature) in case of emergency.
- Other features of trains include split screen in LCD panel in continuous advertisement display without disturbing the passenger information, remote downloading of train data for maintenance purpose.
- With these additions of 6-car trains, the BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd) expects the ridership to increase to 5 lakh from an average ridership of daily average ridership of 4 lakh passengers along its total 42-km network.
- The first coach is reserved for women in 6-car trains.
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