Lucknow Metro receives 13th set of train coaches

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Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) on Tuesday received the 13th set of Metro train at its Transport Nagar depot, an official said.

The trains, 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 at both ends.

This set was dispatched for Lucknow on March 22 from Sri City. “Each coach (car) is loaded on a special trailer having 64 wheels and a 180 tonne crane is used to unload 40 tonne car using a special spreader making it a humongous task,” the official told IANS.

“All necessary trials have been conducted at the manufacturing plant. Only dynamic trials of the train are required to be done in the depot upon its arrival in Lucknow,” said the official.

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Work on the second section of the Metro Rail project in the state capital is underway and is likely to be completed by early next year.

–IANS

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