BEML’s 3rd Metro Coach Manufacturing Line Inaugurated

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on August 26 inaugurated a third manufacturing line at BEML’s facility in Bengaluru to ramp up the production of metro coaches to fulfill existing and new orders from Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore metros.

As per BEML’s press release, this new line will enable the company, a public sector undertaking of the Government of India under the Ministry of Defence, to increase its production capacity from 18 to 27 coaches per month by “augmenting the jigs, fixtures & machines while ensuring highest quality standards associated with manufacture of Metro Cars”.

No further details on the amount of investment or the production area have been released.

Images –

A new coach for Delhi Metro at the plant – Photo Copyright: ProKerala

Unveiling the plaque – Photo Copyright: BEML

Photo Copyright: Pro Kerala

Receiving a model of a Delhi Metro RS-1/13 coach – Photo Copyright: BEML

BEML’s Order Book:

• Delhi Metro – 504 coaches (RS-10 for Pink & Magenta lines) – roughly half have been delivered (initial 120 coaches were built in South Korea)
• Delhi Metro – 96 coaches (RS-13 for Blue & Red lines) – 72 have been delivered
• Kolkata Metro – 84 coaches (Line-2) – 1st new train-set expected to be delivered in October 2017
• Bangalore Metro – 150 coaches (Purple & Green lines) – 1st 3 coaches were originally announced to be delivered in June 2018

With this new manufacturing line, deliveries for Kolkata and Bangalore metros are expected to be expedited. As per BMRCL’s MD, they now expect the 1st 3 intermediate coaches, to convert their 3 coach trains into 6 coaches, by this December itself with the rest of the deliveries by the end of 2018.

For more updates, check out the Home Page of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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13 Responses to "BEML’s 3rd Metro Coach Manufacturing Line Inaugurated"

  1. Parthasarathy S says:

    Good news!!

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  2. Arko says:

    Can anyone give me the update regarding the work of joka- esplanade(kolkata metro)phase 2 part..the work under maidan has started or not..?

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  3. Samra says:

    Pls. Give update about Janakpuri(w) – Igi(d) section of magenta line (phase 3 dmrc).
    When it’s going 2 open as trial are on from dec 2016 onwards.

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    • TMRG says:

      Signalling tests are still ongoing – there’s no clarity on when they’ll be finished for this section. Civil work is pending at Janakpuri to connect it up with the Blue Line.

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  4. Adi says:

    In the first Image. there is a new coach for delhi metro. But the coach design is the same as supplied by Hyundai Rotem at the start of Delhi Metro in 2002. Why are the old design coaches being supplied now by BEML to DMRC. On which line will DMRC use these.

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  5. Samyarup says:

    Please give the update about proposed extension of EW metro to Santragachi bus terminus. RITES was doing feasibility study but after that nothing came out.

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    • TMRG says:

      If I’m not mistaken, RITES was also supposed to prepare its DPR. If true, then it’ll take some time for info to come out including the next steps necessary to get work started.

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      • Samyarup says:

        Sooner the better. Santragachi is growing like bubble, awaiting to burst. Metro is badly needed.

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      • Curious person says:

        Hi, can u tell me when will construction of Line 6(kanjurmarg – goregaon) of metro will start. There is hell of traffic every day here. Thanks

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        • TMRG says:

          That line requires the MH govt’s cabinet approval, before any kind of pre-construction activity (bidding, geo-technical investigation) can begin.

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