The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received its first lot of rail tracks which sailed to Mumbai Port from Yawata, Japan. The tracks dispatched by Mitsui & Co. Ltd took four weeks to arrive in Mumbai.
The arrival of the first lot of Head Hardened (HH) rail tracks, weighing 3,615 metric tonnes, is significant milestone as the civil work on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor is getting completed in portions and track works can now be taken up.
The remaining lot of 7,125 metric tonnes will arrive in two batches this year. “These rail tracks will be a High Attenuation Low Vibration Track System, a first of its kind technology in India , to reduce the noise and vibration levels during train operations,” said Ranjit Singh Deol, MD, MMRC. “
He further said, “We consider this a crucial development as we move closer to creating a faster and more convenient way to travel,” concluded Deol.
High Vibration Attenuation track will reduce vibrations to the extent of 20-22 VDb over and above a normal metro track. This level of reduction is a substantial mitigation of vibrations.
The rails will be transported from the Mumbai Port to MMRC yard in BKC in the next few days. All precautionary measures related to COVID-19 laid down by the state government are being followed in the operations.