Nagpur Metro Receives 1st Leased Train from Hyderabad Metro

Nagpur Metro yesterday afternoon welcomed its first 3-coach trainset, leased from Hyderabad Metro for a period of 3 years, at Line-1’s Khapri Depot amidst the beats of festive dhol. The train’s coaches were dispatched from Hyderabad Metro’s Miyapur Depot on the morning of July 28 and traveled roughly 490 kms through rural Telangana and Maharashtra. The coaches are planned to be offloaded today on the depot’s delivery line and will first undergo a preliminary round of visual checks followed by static tests and then dynamic tests on the test line.

In October 2016, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) awarded CRRC with a Rs. 851 crore contract to supply 69 coaches (23 trains x 3 coaches), but with deliveries expected to commence only towards the end of 2018, the MahaMetro’s MD in January 2017 announced an ambitious stopgap plan to lease 2 Hyundai Rotem train-sets from Hyderabad’s fleet of 57 trains which lie underutilized. Later this month, MahaMetro plans to use those trains to begin testing on a 5.6 km sparsely populated at-grade section of the 19.658 km north-south line between Khapri and Airport stations.

Coaches being loaded on to trailers at Hyderabad’s Miyapur Depot –

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma & Rajesh Dhage

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma & Rajesh Dhage

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma & Rajesh Dhage

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma & Rajesh Dhage

Spotted parked along NH-44 (old NH-7) en route to Nagpur –

Photo Copyright: Pankaj Borkar

Photo Copyright: Pankaj Borkar

Photo Copyright: Nagpur Today

Entering the Khapri Depot area –

Photo Copyright: Nagpur Today

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma

Photo Copyright: Sanskar Sharma

Video –

More videos of the celebrations, a little over the top in my opinion, can be viewed here, here and here.

For more updates, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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3 Responses to "Nagpur Metro Receives 1st Leased Train from Hyderabad Metro"

  1. Karan Uppal says:

    All this shor sharaba for a leased train? I wonder what they will do when the real one arrives 🙂

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  2. Sanskar Sharma says:

    Thanks.

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