Date Of Post: 06 Mar, 2018
Noida: The CRRC Nanjing Corporation Limited, has dispatched a shipment of two more trains, which NMRC are expected to receive by March 20, the NMRC (Noida Metro Rail Corporation) said. The NMRC is procuring trains from CRRC at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore. In December last year, the NMRC had received its first train, paving the way for a test trial run that started on January 2.
- NMRC, Executive Director, PD Upadhyay said,“We are to get a total 19 trains for the 30km Noida-Greater Noida Metro Link, which will be ready for trial run in April. But we will get all these 19 trains by 2019. We need 11 trains to start our commercial operations on this link, which is almost ready. We are busy testing the electrical work and signals, and giving finishing touches to the Metro stations.”
- Upadhyay said,“We will make the project ready by April. Subsequently, we will get all necessary safety approvals before it is opened for use by the public. We cannot say about its date of opening to public as it depends on when the safety clearances will be given.”
- The NMRC has already written to the RDSO (Research Designs & Standards Organisation), Lucknow for inspection of the metro link, he added.
- Upadhyay said,“The RDSO officials will check the design, structure and technical details of coaches as per Indian standards before giving clearances. We will begin oscillation trials only after RDSO gives us a go-ahead.”
- Officials said, already, DMRC inspector general (electrical) AK Singh has inspected the link to make way for a final inspection by the CMRS (Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety).
- Upadhyay said,“We have also written to CMRS for inspection and clearances. The CMRS clearance is curial because the track cannot be opened to public before their clearance. Therefore, opening date of this track now depends upon clearances from CMRS.”
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