Agra, India (Metro Rail Today): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited Agra Metro Rail Project and digitally unveiled the first look of Agra Metro train in the PAC depot premies. He planted a tree inside Agra Metro's depot, situated in 15th batalion PAC Premises and given a message on conservation of environment to save the mother earth.
Speaking on this historic moment for Agra Metro Rail Project, Sushil Kumar, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) 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.”
The salient features of the ultra-modern Rolling Stocks to be used in Agra Metro Rail Project are as uner:-
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.
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.
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.