Lucknow Metro receives seventh set of coaches

The Lucknow Metro on Wednesday received the seventh set of train coaches at its Transport Nagar Metro Depot, officials said.

The coaches, which are being manufactured by Alstom Transport at their manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri City, are transported through special trailers by road with pilot vehicles in the front and the rear.

This set of Metro train coaches was dispatched for Lucknow on August 31. Each coach (car) is loaded on a special trailer having 64 wheels. A 180 tonne crane is used to unload the 40-tonne car using a special spreader.

All necessary trials of this train have already been conducted at the manufacturing plant. Other dynamic trials will now be done in the Transport Nagar Metro Depot.

An 8.5 km priority corridor of the Lucknow Metro was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on September 5 and was opened for public use the next day.

The inaugural run was, however, hit with some snags and train services were disrupted for a few hours. The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation officials now say the Metro services were running smoothly.

LMRC Public Relations Officer Amit Srivastava told IANS that the Metro has carried 2.10 lakh-plus passengers so far.

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