New Delhi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) is planning to install state-of-the-art equipment to monitor health of metro trains, according to reports. The equipment will help detect faults in the major components of the rake and will generate an alarm.
- The DMRC is moving from a time-based maintenance to condition-based maintenance of trains, sources said.
- Currently, different components of a metro train have a fixed schedule for maintenance.
- However, the DMRC wants to come up with a system where components, which are at risk of developing a glitch could be detected as soon as possible and resolved.
- The equipment will be installed in metro trains in order to monitor the health of systems, as per the DMRC.
- It will monitor the major components such as bearings, springs, wheels, and suspensions among others.
- The equipment will also make sure that unnecessary maintenance is not carried out where it is not required.
- All Metro trains currently are micro-processor controlled and the DMRC with this new equipment plans to make the whole system more state-of-the-art.
- Additionally, the system will also keep a constant check on different on-board systems as well as components.
Delhi Metro Update: All 21 metro stations on Red Line set to get makeover
Date: April 19, 2019
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro’s Red Line, which is first metro line in the national capital, is all set for a makeover. The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has decided to renovate all the 21 metro stations on the Red Line between Rithala and Dilshad Garden.
- The newly opened section between Dilshad Garden and Shaheed Sthal will not take part in the makeover plan, as per the officials.
- Makeover work will begin with Dilshad garden, Jhilmil and Mansarovar metro stations.
- The restoration and the retrofitting are expected to be complete by March next year.
- The rest of 18 stations would be taken up in the phases, according to a TOI report.
- “The work would take time because only a few hours would be available for carrying out the renovation in an operational corridor,” according to a DMRC official.
- The DMRC will start the process by rectifying the water seepage problem on the tracks by replacing expansion joints and removing cable troughs, etc.
- The exterior of the stations will be renovated by applying a new color theme.
- The official further added that the interiors will be repaired and the ground floor of the stations will be replaced with granite flooring, and platforms will be given chemical polishing.
- DMRC will carry out large-scale development work outside the station including maintenance, beautification of the parking area, footpath, etc.
- The maintenance of the Red Line poses more challenges than the other lines as many stations here are at ground level, which results in more dust coming inside, according to the official.
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