After much speculation and delay, Gujarat capital Ahmedabad is all set to get its first ever metro rail next year. According to reports, the first three rake coaches, meant for a test run of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro Rail project, have been shipped out of South Korea and are expected to arrive in Ahmedabad on 2 January. A test run is expected later in the same month.
“The first train will reach the Apparel Park depot by 2 January, 2019. We will take about 10 days to assemble it and conduct some tests. It will be ready for a trial run before or during the Vibrant Gujarat summit,” said IP Gautam, Managing Director of MEGA (Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad Company Ltd), according to The Indian Express.
A South Korean firm that won the Rs 1,025-crore contract will supply a total of 32 trains (36 coaches) for phase-I of the project. The trial run for the project will take place in the first six kilometres of the 40-kilometre-long phase-1 of the project, extending from Vastral Gam to Apparel Park on the East-West Corridor in Ahmedbabad. Read More
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