LMRC gets coaches for Lucknow Metro rail trial run starting from Dec 1

LMRC gets coaches for Lucknow Metro rail trial run starting from Dec 1

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Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's dream project 'Lucknow Metro' seems to be running on time, as the first four coaches of the train would arrive well before time, by next week and the trial run is expected from December 1. The keys of the first Metro coach was handed over to state minister Yasir Shah by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation managing director Kumar Keshav, LMRC yesterday at Chennai, the factory where it is being manufactured, said a LMRC official here today. The train was inspected by Yasir Shah in the presence of Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar and Principal Secretary (Housing) Sadakant at Sri City near Chennai, the manufacturing unit of M/s Alstom Transport India Ltd. LMRC MD Keshav said, "I am extremely happy on this achievement and I thank the LMRC team for their dedicated and sincere efforts to make this happen." For the last six months, Keshav along with LMRC director (Rolling Stock and Systems) Mahendra Kumar and other top officials have been visiting the manufacturing facility of M/s Alstom at Sri City to ensure that the manufacturing of metro train is as per the design and the predefined time schedule. "It is only because of the MD’s sustained efforts that Lucknow Metro’s rolling stock (metro train) is being dispatched within the contracted period of 65 weeks, which is one of shortest known periods for supply of train world over," said the LMRC official. The salient design safety features of the Metro trains are proven design, crashworthiness, adequate redundancy in the system, use of fire retardant material, fire smoke detection and protection, safe passenger evacuation in emergency and the anti-climbing features of buffers. The passenger safety features include emergency communication facilities including talk back facility for passenger for talking to train driver directly, CCTV images inside trains to be displayed to train driver as well as the centralised security control room. The first metro train is likely to ply for people is on March 26,2017 after at least three months of rigirous trial and approval by the Director General Railways safety. In the first phase the metro will run between Airport and Charbagh stations, around nine kilometers in the elevated route.

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