Tuesday, November 09, 2010

delhi metro coaches manufactured in vadodara

nov 9th, 2010

impressive -- the first batch of indigenously-made (in collaboration with bombardier of canada) metro coaches for the delhi metro.

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From: Brig V A Subramanyam
Date: 6 November 2010 19:24
Subject: ] Delhi Metro - New latest coaches - made in Vadodara, Gujarat with French collaboration

: Delhi Metro - New latest coaches - made in Vadodara, Gujarat with French collaboration







Look at the Indian World class Technology happening in State of GUJARAT , near Baroda! 



Dr Sreedharan, MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corp Coming out of Movia, The first Indian Metro Rail, which is being rolled out at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat .



The trains promise a more comfortable ride for Delhiites as they have been made after analyzing the problems with the existing coaches



Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi waves to a huge gathering while launching Movia at Vadodara.

The four-coach train is the first metro train manufactured as part of the 424-cars order from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.


Driver's cabin


The trains are energy efficient and the cost of the trains is also much lesser compared to their imported counterparts.


The new trains include an advanced braking system to keep the noise levels in check as the earlier coaches were very noisy.

The air-conditioning has also been improved so Delhiites can expect a cooler ride next time they board a Metro train.



The bogie design has been improved and the flooring quality upgraded to ensure a smoother ride


The coaches are state-of-the- art - these have been made using the most advanced manufacturing technology such as spot-welding robots, being used for the first time in the country for rail car body manufacturing.

The coaches are about 35-40% indigenous, as a large part of the spare parts, have also been manufactured by local vendors



Panic triggers



Panic triggers were pressed when the Movia jumped off the rail on a ramp made to unveil it at the Bombardier plant in Savli.

The train is environment- friendly in design. Surface transport vehicles contribute to nearly 84% to the carbon emissions in the atmosphere, followed by aeroplanes, which add another 15%. Rail-based transportation comprise for just 1% of these emissions.



An engineer works on a Movia Metro Train 




1 comment:

Jatin said...

I have lived and worked in Baroda - it is a major industrial center.

Also, it is surprising that Man Moron's minister signed agreement to buy diesel engines from US manufacturer! WTF, diesel engines from USA? Indian Railways have been using Indian make diesel engines for so many decades now.