Ahmedabad Metro likely to get a test run in January next year; South Korean firm ships first coach to India


Ahmedabad Metro likely to get a test run in January next year; South Korean firm ships first coach to India

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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