Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) achieved the milestone of receiving the last Rolling Stock (Metro Train) supplied by M/s Alstom at the Transport Nagar Depot.
Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director/LMRC and senior officers of LMRC, General Consultant and Alstom’s engineers performed the ceremonial puja in depot to mark the occasion. On the occasion, the Managing Director said that “I am extremely happy on this achievement and applaud the LMRC team & M/s Alstom for their dedicated and sincere efforts to achieve this goal in time bound manner. It was not at all an easy task to achieve the manufacturing of Rolling Stock (Metro Train) in such a stiff target.”
With this, LMRC has ensured that all the twenty (20) trains required for commissioning of the 22.878 km long North–South (Phase 1A) Metro corridor has been delivered for commissioning of full corridor. It is the fastest delivery of Metro trains in India so far as regards the time for delivery of 20 Metro trains in India. Out of the 20 trains received so far, 18 trains have already been commissioned.
The fast delivery of the train sets was made possible only because of the close coordination; time bound design approvals and continuous review of the project by the Lucknow Metro officials. Earlier, all the four cars of this Rolling Stock (Metro train) was despatched from Sri City (Andhra Pradesh) on 22nd October, 2018 by road through special trailers.
These state of the art trains have been designed in France and have been manufactured in India by ALSTOM Transport India Ltd in their plant at Sri City while Train Control & Signalling System have been supplied by ALSTOM Transport SA, France.
All the trains will be subjected to trial on the mainline before the inauguration of the commercial services which is expected to take place early next year (2019) as desired by the Government. All necessary trials have been conducted successfully at the manufacturing plant. Only dynamic trials of the train are required to be done in the Transport Nagar Depot.
Earlier, on 2nd September, 2015, Lucknow Metro had awarded the contract for supply, testing & commissioning of 80 cars for 20 trains of four car each along with train control & signaling system for Lucknow Metro Phase-1A project to French company, a consortium of ALSTOM Transport India Ltd, Bangalore & ALSTOM Transport SA, France at a cost of Rs1069.81 crores.