Kanpur Metro Rail Project Takes Another Step, First Train Reaches Metro Depot
Kanpur, Sep 29 (TNA) The ambitious, multi-crore Kanpur Metro Rail Project inched clsoer to realisation on Wednesday as the first train was unloaded from the trailer at Metro Depot.The state-of-the-art metro coach weighing 40 tonnes was lowered on the track with the help of two cranes along with the ritualistic worship ceremony.
Earlier on September 18, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had unveiled this prototype train through video conferencing and after which the train was flagged off from Alstom's factory Savli located in Gujarat. Under the 'Make in India' mission, this train, prepared at the manufacturing plant in Savli, Gujarat, reached Kanpur in a record time of just 8 days.
The target has been set to start trial run on the long primary section of 9 km between IIT to Motijheel in November, 2021 and launch of metro services for general public in January, 2022. This prototype train will be run on the primary section for trial run after several tests.
The manufacturing of these trains started in February 2021 after the award of the contract. The delivery of the first train took place within just 14 months from the date of award of contract for manufacturing of trains, despite the odd circumstances of COVID-19. There will be 6-8 metro trains for the primary section of Kanpur and a total of 39 trains comprising of both the corridors of Kanpur, with 3 coaches each.