HYDERABAD: Three more trains have reached Uppal Metro Rail Depot.
These three are in addition to the one received last month which is undergoing various tests at Uppal Metro Rail Depot. Each metro train consists of 3 coaches.
With this, so far 4 of the 7 trains required for Stage-I Metro operations between Nagole and Mettuguda (8 km) have been received. The remaining three trains will be received in the next few months.
These three trains which arrived at Chennai port from South Korea about 10 days ago were brought to Hyderabad on special multi-wheeled road trailers.
According to Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail, NVS Reddy, the Metro trains have been delivered ahead of schedule.
On being informed by NVS Reddy about the successful arrival of Metro trains ahead of schedule, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao complimented him and L&TMRHL management and advised the metro team to consult experts and take all safety precautions before starting trial runs.
The Concessionaire L&TMRHL earlier placed an order on Hyundai Rotem of South Korea for a total of 171 coaches (57 trains) at a cost of about Rs 1800 crore for the needs of all the 3 Corridors of the project (72km), which is scheduled for completion by June 2017.