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Namma Metro Test run from Oct 2010

Namma Metro Test run from Oct 2010



Express News ServiceFirst Published : 19 Dec 2009 09:32:33 AM IST
BANGALORE: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) managing director N Sivasailam said that the first five trains of the Namma Metro rail, Reach-1 are coming from Korea and that the trains are expected to arrive before October 15, 2010.
Revealing this at an interactive session organised by The New Indian Express here on Friday, Sivasailam said that the first testing of the trains would start in October, 2010. “The train would be assembled and it would be run on the testing track at Byappanahalli,” he added.
He informed that from the testing track, the train would be integrated with the systems on the main track where it will be tested again as the trains will have failsafe methods.
“This testing will go on for 15 to 20 days. After this testing, the train will be offered to the Commissioner for Railway Safety for certification, and for that the BMRCL will be providing 15 days,” added Sivasailam.
He also said that the first replica of the train is expected to be ready by the end of January, 2010 as assured by the Bharat Earth Movers Limited.
Sivasailam said that the train will be driver-driven but is capable of being converted into a driver- less one as well.

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