Mumbai metro line 3 update: Second trainset of 8 coaches arrives in the city

Mumbai metro line 3 project is undergoing fast completion. The second 8-coach train manufactured in the Alstom Plant, Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, arrived in Mumbai few days ago and will also undergo the required mandatory tests in a 5-km stretch between the Ramp at Sariput Nagar and Sahar.

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  • All the 8 coaches, weighing 42-tonne each – traversed 1,400-km, from Andhra Pradesh, in 10 days by special 8-axelled trailers with 64 wheels.
  • The MMRC has also received the Environmental Initiative of the year Award in the Tunnelling Association of India (TAI) Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards-2022.

Ms. Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRC said “We will roll the first phase of Metro Line-3 from Aarey to BKC, this 2023”, “MMRC has received all the eight coaches of the second train only yesterday which will be assembled and put to trial runs soon. It is also significant to note that the first train has already undergone all dynamic and static tests through the trial runs of more than 1,500-kms. successfully”.

Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC said “MMRC completed the entire tunnelling of 54.5-km – up and down line – on November 30, 2022. We required 17 tunnel boring machines (TBM) and 1,700 workmen to complete 100% tunnelling for the 33.5-km long corridor”, A total of 2,86,000 cubic meters of concrete and 29,500 metric tonnes of steel was used for the huge task. Also 50% of track laying work has been completed.

Mr. A. A. Bhatt, Director (Systems), MMRC said, “On the Systems front, The train trials with various tests – static and dynamic – are going on very regularly. 53% of Overhead Contact System (OCS), installation of 88% of Power Supply System has been completed. Besides this progress, in all 105 escalators, 19 lifts, 10 Platform Screen Doors and 12 Passenger Information Display systems have been installed at various stations and the work is in full swing”.

Source: MMRCL- Press Release | Images Credit: MMRC