Second 8-Coach Trainset Arrives on Metro Line 3
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Second 8-Coach Trainset Arrives on Metro Line 3

The Mumbai metro line 3 project is nearing completion. The second 8-coach train from the Alstom Plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, arrived in Mumbai a few days ago and will also go through the mandatory tests in a 5-kilometer stretch between the Ramp at Sariput Nagar and Sahar.

All eight coaches, weighing 42 tons each, travelled 1,400 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh in 10 days on special 8-wheeled trailers with 64 wheels.

The MMRC also won the Tunnelling Association of India (TAI) Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards-2022 for Environmental Initiative of the Year.

Ms. Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRC, stated, “We will roll the first phase of Metro Line-3 from Aarey to BKC this 2023” “MMRC 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 more than 1,500 km trial runs. Successfully”.

Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC, said, “MMRC completed the entire tunnelling of 54.5-km – up and down the 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” 2,86,000 cubic meters of concrete, and 29,500 metric tonnes of concrete steel were used for the monumental 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 regularly. As a result, 53% of the Overhead Contact System (OCS) installation of 88% of the 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”.

See also:
60% of track laying work completed in Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Corridor
MMRC Reports Progress in Mumbai Metro Line 3 Project


The Mumbai metro line 3 project is nearing completion. The second 8-coach train from the Alstom Plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, arrived in Mumbai a few days ago and will also go through the mandatory tests in a 5-kilometer stretch between the Ramp at Sariput Nagar and Sahar. All eight coaches, weighing 42 tons each, travelled 1,400 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh in 10 days on special 8-wheeled trailers with 64 wheels. The MMRC also won the Tunnelling Association of India (TAI) Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards-2022 for Environmental Initiative of the Year. Ms. Ashwini Bhide, MD, MMRC, stated, “We will roll the first phase of Metro Line-3 from Aarey to BKC this 2023” “MMRC 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 more than 1,500 km trial runs. Successfully”. Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC, said, “MMRC completed the entire tunnelling of 54.5-km – up and down the 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” 2,86,000 cubic meters of concrete, and 29,500 metric tonnes of concrete steel were used for the monumental 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 regularly. As a result, 53% of the Overhead Contact System (OCS) installation of 88% of the 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”. See also: 60% of track laying work completed in Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Corridor MMRC Reports Progress in Mumbai Metro Line 3 Project

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