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Jul 29 2017 (15:49)   Mahametro gets shunting vehicle for its coaches

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Nagpur: Mahametro welcomed the first electrical shunting vehicle 'Buland' worth Rs2 crores on Thursday. The vehicle was inaugurated by managing director of the agency Brijesh Dixit.
"We can now begin trials first with the shunting vehicle in the next 15 days. The test route will be from Khapri to Airport stations via Airport South station. The distance of the test route will be 5.5 kilometres," said Dixit.
He also informed that testing of all coaches and train sets would be carried out over a span of one year after which the metro would
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get a safety certificate.
'Buland' is manufactured by Zephir SPA in Italy. It is powered by an 80 volt, 1,000 ampere battery and has a towing capacity of 250 tons on a levelled and straight track.
The 6.8 tons vehicle can be operated on both rail and road at maximum speeds of 5km/hour and 3km/hour respectively.
Once the batteries are fully charged, the vehicle can travel 12 kilometres before next charging, claims Dixit.
Dixit informed that the shunting vehicle would be used for movement of train sets and coaches within the depot area in the absence of overhead power lines.
It would move trains from inspection bay lines and stabling bay lines to the workshop area for heavy repairs. The metro train coaches can be coupled together by two kinds of computers.
"Only one shunting vehicle is needed in one depot. We will acquire another shunting vehicle for the metro rail depot in Hingna soon," said Dixit.
He also gave media persons a brief tour of the MIHAN depot and informed about the electrical sub-station and a train washing facility inside the depot area.
"It is a proud and historic day for the city as the metro project gets its first rolling stock and the occasion of Nagpanchami makes it auspicious too," said Dixit during the inauguration.
Dixit informed that the rail cars are expected to be delivered in the next 10 to 15 days. All coaches that would operate in Nagpur Metro Rail are sourced from a Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Corporation Limited.
A total of 69 cars will be commissioned in the first phase of the metro rail project. 23 train sets will be formed and each will consist of three cars, said Dixit.
He also informed that the total cost of rolling stocks in the project is Rs 852 crores which includes 10 years' worth of maintenance costs and spares.
"Each coach costs Rs s8.2 crores which is the cheapest available in the international market today," he said.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad Metro is all prepared for sending three coaches to Nagpur. They will be transported by road in safe packages

  
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Re# 2365812-1            Tags   Past Edits
The shunting vehicle has been christened as "Buland" (Exalted, Elevated) as it has been supplied by an Italian Manufacturer.
The same cannot be said about the Rolling stock (Metro trains) of Nagpur Metro which shall be supplied by Chinese manufacturer.

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