Maha Metro Nagpur which successfully commenced train services after every 15 minutes of interval and running at the maximum speed of 80 kmph, it has now increased its tally of rakes to a sizeable 13. Of the total 13 metro trains, 8 rakes have been commissioned in MIHAN depot while 5 have been commissioned in Hingna depot of Maha Metro.
These 13 metro trains are sufficient for proper and regular operation of train services with 15 minute frequency. However, other than the 13 number of trains (39 coaches), 2 additional rakes would arrive in city in a week’s time. With this, the total number of trains with Maha Metro Nagpur would increase to 15 (45 coaches) then.
The Metro Trains have been manufactured for Nagpur project at CRRC, Dalian, China. The trains were brought through sea-route to Chennai port and then transported to Nagpur by road. The trains were transported to Nagpur after taking due precaution. The traffic norms on National and State Highways were duly taken into consideration during transportation.
Metro has already launched services every 15 minutes in Reach-I section between Khapri Metro Station and Sitabuldi Interchange. The trains operate at 80 KMPH with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system. In all, 100 services are operational between the two Metro stations.
The 3-coach train has highest level of automation and many ultra-modern facilities have been incorporated in it. The train with 3-car composition of (DMC-TC-DMC) with 25 KV system and axle load of 16 tons in a unique design, has been introduced in India for first time. Maha Metro Nagpur has set benchmark for procuring train with multiple features at lowest rate.