Date of Post : 11 July, 2017
Nagpur: 2 sets of 3 coaches would be arriving by this month-end and the trial would begin after August 15, Mahametro managing director Brijesh Dixit said.
Mahametro would be hiring the coaches from Hyderabad Metro, which was recently inaugurated.
The coaches are lying idle at Hyderabad and therefore will be put to use in Nagpur.
The trial run in August would be done on the 5.6 km long stretch from Mihan depot to airport.
- Initially, empty coaches would run on the track with subsequent addition of load in the form of sand bags & human beings to test oscillation & fire safety.
- Dixit said,”We will test how the coaches behave on the track. This would include things like jumping and sideways movement. The same agency (in this case L & T) would be maintaining those coaches. For this, it will need to set up an ancillary unit in Nagpur.”
- The coaches are unique in their design aspect and the ministry of urban development has already made this model a must for all metro projects across the country, he added.
- He said,”These coaches are in 3, 6, and 9 pattern. In the set of 3, 2 are powering the coaches so it will be a lot quicker. Also, they re-generate power when the brakes are applied instead of consuming.”