Trial runs for Delhi Metro’s new train begin

May 22nd, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Trial runs for the the newly procured broad gauge train that would ply on phase II of the Delhi Metro began here Friday.
“The trial run was carried out between 3 a.m. and 4.10 a.m. between Dwarka Sector 9 and other Dwarka stations. This broad gauge train had been airlifted to India from Germany recently,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

The train is expected to be run on the Line 3 (Yamuna Bank to Dwarka Sec. 9) stretch. “The new train also has several additional features such as CCTVs inside and outside the coaches and power supply points for charging mobile phones and laptops,” he added.

The trial runs are likely to continue for a few weeks during non-revenue hours when the train will be run at different speeds to check wheel alignment, while physical checking of wheels and the functioning of the emergency brakes and electronic systems on board will be carried out.

“Another broad-gauge train for phase II is being flown in from Germany in the last week of May or first week of June,” Dayal said.

Meanwhile, another train has arrived in Gujarat’s Mundra port by ship and is being brought by road to Delhi while a fourth train is expected to arrive at the same port next week.

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