Nagpur To Get Rapid Transit System That Will Replace Existing Passenger Trains with Modern EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) Trains: Nitin Gadkari

Nagpur To Get Rapid Transit System That Will Replace Existing Passenger Trains with Modern EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) Trains: Nitin Gadkari

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Date Of Post: 17 Apr, 2018

Nagpur: Nagpur will get Regional Rapid Transit System that will replace the existing passenger trains with modern EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) trains, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

More Information:

  • The Minister, during an inter inter-ministerial meeting in New Delhi, proposed to the Ministry of Railways to introduce modern air-conditioned MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) rakes on the broad gauge railway lines connecting Nagpur with satellite towns of Kotal, Bhandara, Ramtek and Wardha — all within a distance of 40-60 km.
  • A ministry statement said,”Based on the initial feasibility report presented by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL), consensus has been reached between Indian Railways and MMRCL.”
  • The ministry said,”These rakes will be fit for running services at a speed up to 120 kmph with higher acceleration and deceleration, which will help in reducing the running time in the congested sections….”
  • The project was proposed to be part of the Maha-Metro, Nagpur, and would be handed over to the Indian Railways for its operation, it informed.
  • The proposed EMU trains would have modern aesthetic & ergonomic design, and have features like
  1. Passenger information display
  2. Automatic announcements
  3. Digital route display
  • The new metro train would provide the daily commuters with the option of faster, easy, time-saving & air-conditioned travel, it added.

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