The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received its first lot of rail tracks which sailed to Mumbai Port from Yawata, Japan, travelling through four weeks in high seas dispatched by M/s. Mitsui & Co. Ltd. The arrival of the first lot of Head Hardened (HH) rail tracks – weighing 3,615 metric tonnes – is significant mile stone as the civil work on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor are also getting completed in portions and track works can be taken up.
First set of Head Hardened rails delivered for #Metro3. 1st time #India will see usage of High Attenuation Low Vibration Track System which will mitigate noise & vibrations benefitting overall ops. Shipped by Mitsui & Co #Japan 2 more batches of rails to arrive later ths yr. pic.twitter.com/180pg1nlfE
— MumbaiMetro3 (@MumbaiMetro3) June 9, 2020
The remaining lot of 7,125 metric tonnes will arrive in two batches this year.
“These rail tracks will be a High Attenuation Low Vibration Track System – first of its kind technology in India – to reduce the noise and vibration levels during train operations” said Mr.Ranjit Singh Deol, MD, MMRC.“ He further said “We consider this a crucial development as we move closer to creating a faster and more convenient way to travel”, concluded Mr. Deol.
High Vibration Attenuation track will reduce vibrations-to the extent of 20-22 VDb over and above a normal metro track. This level of reduction is a substantial mitigation of vibrations.
The rails will be transported from the Mumbai Port to MMRC yard in BKC in the next few days. All precautionary measures related to Covid-19 laid down by the state government are being followed in the operations .
Source: MMRC-Press Release
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