Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath visited Agra Metro Rail Project Today, Monday, 8th August 2022 and digitally unveiled the first look of Agra Metro train in Agra Metro Depot Premises.
Hon’ble chief minister had also unveiled the metro train digitally for Kanpur Metro last year.
The CM also gave a strong message for environment conservation and planted a tree inside Agra Metro Rail Depot, situated in 15th batalion PAC Premises.
Speaking on this historic moment for Agra Metro Rail Project, Managing Director UPMRC Shri Sushil Kumar said, “The Metro coaches for Agra Metro are being manufactured in Savli, Gujarat. It is a big achievement in the direction of ”Make in India” initiative of Government of India. 87 coaches are to be delivered to the Agra Metro Rail Project i.e. 29 Rolling Stocks (Metro Trains) of 3 coaches each. These trains will be having a designed speed of 90 kmph. With the objective of saving time and ensuring timely delivery of Rolling Stocks, UPMRC had done the integrated contract for Rolling Stock and Signaling for Kanpur and Agra Metro Rail Project.”
Features of the ultra-modern Rolling Stocks to be used in Agra Metro Rail Project
- Equipped with ATP/ATO (Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Train Operation) mode of train operation which are ultra-modern and almost completely automatic, making the train an ‘intelligent mode of transport’.
- Equipped with fire retarding materials having low fire load, low heat release rate, low smoke and toxicity inside the cars.
- Emergency door: The rolling stock provides with emergency evacuation facilities at several vehicles to ensure well-directed evacuation of passengers in case of any emergency including fire in the train.
- Crash worthiness features: The rolling stock provides with inter car couplers having crashworthiness features, which reduces the severity of injury to the passengers in case of accidents.
Third Rail DC Traction System for Agra Metro Rail Project
Metro Trains of Agra Metro will derive their energy from the third rail running parallel to the tracks. Their will be no traditional OHE (Overhead Equipment) which usually gets disrupted due to bird movement, flying of kites, etc. Third Rail System will not pose any of these problems and train operations will be more efficient.
Use of Regenerative Breaking in Agra Metro:
Trains of Agra Metro will generate energy through their own braking system. The deceleration after breaks are applied will be converted to energy. Electric motor is used to apply breaks in metro trains that in turn can lead to regeneration of energy, which can be further used back for train operations.
Unobtrusive Metro Rail System in the city
The metro rail project will be unobtrusive and will blend seamlessly with the aesthetics of the city. The utilities, including wires and duct pipes will be completely hidden. This would largely enhance the aesthetic value of the metro rail system.
Agra Metro Trains are being manufactured by Alstom, as per a press release, Aerodynamic modular design of the new MOVIA metros will offer a host of safety, security, and environmental benefits along with great passenger experience. The Movia™ metro family offers latest technology combined with proven and reliable components. Built with light but strong stainless steel car bodies, the CO2 sensor-based air-conditioned cars are developed with a strong emphasis on eco-friendly design to eliminate hazardous substances providing a safer environment for passengers.
These trains are equipped with modern passenger information systems, automated sliding doors, comfortable seating & standing spaces, dedicated areas for entry of specially-abled, who use wheelchairs, to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers. Powered with modern energy efficient propulsion systems with regenerative braking, this is a sustainable alternative to other modes of transport, thus reducing energy consumption.
The trains will be equipped with FLEXX™metro bogies and MITRAC™ propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and ensure the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will accommodate approximately 960 passengers in the three-car configuration.
Alstom will also be equipping the Agra metro lines with an advanced signalling solution CITYFLO™ 650. The trains have been designed at Alstom’s engineering centre in Hyderabad with signalling solution developed at Gurgaon and will be manufactured at their manufacturing facility in Savli (Gujarat), under the under ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives.
Alstom India has a history of successfully delivering world-class metro trains for major cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kochi in India and internationally for Sydney, Queensland, and Montreal. Movia™ metros have been delivered to many cities around the world, such as London, Delhi, Stockholm, and Singapore. For the domestic market, Alstom is currently manufacturing metro trains for Mumbai Metro Line 3, Bhopal-Indore, and modern trainsets for India’s first semi high-speed Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.