Kolkata: Kolkata metro will get 40 new air-conditioned rakes which have been ordered from Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Perambur, Dalian & CRRC Zhuzhou of China.
The new AC rake manufactured by ICF Perambur will undergo trial runs before it embarks on passenger service before Durga Puja in September 2017. This will be followed by phased arrivals of 38 more rakes.
Apart from the AC rake that has already arrived & the other which is scheduled to come by September, another 14 have been ordered from ICF.
The remaining 10 rakes have been ordered from CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Company of China.
The new coaches will also have roof-mounted package unit (RMPU).
Currently, Kolkata Metro has 26 rakes, of which 13 are air-conditioned, while the rest are non-AC, which will be phased out after arrival of the new rakes.