UPMRC receives first metro train from Alstom for Kanpur Metro Rail Project

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2021-09-29 16:05:00 Viewer: 3,656 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Kanpur

UPMRC receives first metro train from Alstom for Kanpur Metro Rail Project

Kanpur, India (Urban Transport News): First train set which was dispatched by Alstom Transport from its Savli Plant, Vadodara (Gujarat) on September 18, 2021 is reached Kanpur on yesterday night.  Unloading of this first prototype train was witnessed today followed by the auspicious pooja ceremony at the Kanpur Metro's Polytechnic Depot in the presence of Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL).

The metro coaches with the measured weight of 40Tonnes were unloaded with the help of two high-capacity sets cranes at unloading site of Polytechnic depot. These advanced metro coaches are manufactured in Alstom's Savli Plant located in Gujrat. The First Metro Train for Kanpur Metro was delivered within the stipulated time frame of 14 Months.

On September 18, 2021, the first Metro train was unveiled by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath through video conferencing.

The word ‘Prototype’ is generally used in the first metro train because this train has to go through several tests that include Oscillation Trial Run, Train Load Testing, Signalling and Electrical, speed trial run with other major testing required for the safety measures.

Commenting on this occasion, Kumar Keshav said:

Kanpur Metro is a gift for the city which not only defined the redefined the public transportation but also contribute in the economy of this industrial city. After several tests, this prototype train will run on the mainline of the priority section within the estimated period of 6 days.

The manufacturing for the Metro Train was commenced after the allotment of the contract on 26th February 2021. The priority corridor of Kanpur Metro will have 08 Metro Trains whereas the entire corridor will have 39 Metro trains with 03-03 Coaches each.

Here are some salient Features of Metro Trains to be run for Kanpur Metro:

1. These eco-friendly trains are equipped with modern energy-efficient propulsion systems, making them a sustainable alternative to other modes of transport, thus reducing air pollution as well as congestion.

2. Trains are also having a ‘Regenerative Breaking’ system, under which the energy generated during the braking will be conserved and used back in the operations of trains. These trains have an energy efficiency of 45%, which means at the consumption of every 1000 units, 450 units of energy will be regenerated.

3. The trains will have fire extinguishers, fire & smoke detectors, a high-definition CCTV surveillance system and external cameras.

4. The trains will draw power from Third Rail running parallel to track, making the infrastructure without cables and poles aesthetically appealing for passengers and the public.

5. The trains are designed in accordance with the latest fire & crash safety standards.

6. Total Passenger Capacity: 974 pax per 3 car train

7. 24 CCTV Cameras/Train: Monitoring by Driver & Central Security Room.

8. 36 LCD Panels/coach for infotainment.

9. Total 56 USB Charging Points per train.

10. Talk Back Button: In emergency passenger can talk to driver (same location will be shown on monitor to driver).

11. Long stop request Button: Differently able passengers can press this button and demand extra time for deboarding the train safely by informing driver for the same.

12. 100% LED lights inside the train to reduce energy consumption.

13. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) sensor based air-conditioning system to reduce the energy consumption. The air-conditioning system will perform as per requirement depending on the number of passengers inside the train. 

For more details, please explore the "Kanpur Metro" page of Urban Transport News.

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