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Banglore Gets The Feel Of Metro Train

Posted on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Bangloreans were thrilled to see mock-up train of the Metro, which was kept open for public viewing on Friday.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa unveiled the coach as people crowded around the mock-up train of the metro to have a glimpse of the future wonder. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has installed the replica under a weatherproof ceiling and on a raised platform, which gives one a feel of the metro rail station. Calling the project a ‘dream come true’, Yeddyurappa, got into the driver’s cabin, got a feel of the inside of the coach, controls and instrumentation of the train. He later wrote his feedback in the visitor’s book provided by the BMRCL

The train is filled with dummy equipments below the coach to understand the positioning of electrical propulsion systems also included were a train driver cabin, dummy electrical propulsion equipment below the coach, seats, stainless steel railing… Route no 0006 M G Road was on the LED display and also maps of the entire North-South and East-West corridor and stations along the 42.3 km route was on display inside the coach.

The Metro Train which will be unveiled June 2013 and is costing the government 11,609 crore, will consist of 3 cars (coaches) initially- a Drive Motor Car (DMC), Trailer Car (TC) and a Driver Motor Car (DMC). Each coach of DMC has a capacity for 43 seaters and 273 standing passengers.
Passengers can learn the routes covered by Bangalore Metro Rail as the route map is displayed inside. Each coach will have four cameras for security. There are eight doors in each coach and four on each side. The coaches are air-conditioned and designated space is provided for the handicapped in DMC. In case of emergency, passengers can speak to the driver. This is possible through Passenger Emergency Alarm System that will connect to the Operation Control Centre (OCC). Other features of the coaches would include 6 LCD displays for passenger information and mobile/laptop charging points.

Calling the project a ‘dream come true’, Yeddyurappa, got into the driver’s cabin, got a feel of the inside of the coach, controls and instrumentation of the train. He later wrote his feedback in the visitor’s book provided by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).