Specifications for Kochi metro coaches finalised

By Staff  www.thehindu.com

Clearing a major hurdle towards the arrival of coaches for Kochi metro rail in January 2016, the metro agencies on Saturday sorted out the differences over the specifications on the production of the rolling stock.

“The specifications have been finalised after a two-day marathon meet between representatives of the Kochi Metro Rail Limited and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation with the manufacturer. The manufacturing clearance to Alstom will be handed over by Monday and the first set of 75 coaches will be delivered by January next year’’, official sources said.

The discussions were led by a three-member panel of DMRC director (works) Jitender Tyagi (who is also KMRL director board member); KMRL’s director (systems) Ved Mani Tiwari); and H.S. Anand (Director, Rolling Stock DMRC); which worked out the differences and also technical issues like driverless trains and platform screen doors. More info

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