Mumbaiites waiting to hop a ride on the Metro have something to cheer about. Two Metro trains with four carriageways arrived in the city recently even though the Metro operation is expected to get operational not before December 2012.
The two trains parked at Mumbai Port are awaiting custom clearance before they finally land at the Metro car depot at DN Nagar, Andheri.
With the latest delivery, the number of Metro trains in the city has gone up to three.
The nodal agency, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, which is building the city’s first Metro line from Versova-Andheri- Ghatkopar, has claimed that 15 more trains will be brought in the city by mid-2012.
The 18 trains of four cars each will have a capacity to carry 1,500 passengers.
The trains will have additional state-of-the-art features such as LCD screens, dynamic 3D route maps, LED destination signage, wheelchair facilities for the disabled and elderly, and most importantly, they will be equipped with a black box for recording incidents and investigating accidents.
“The state-of-the-art Metro trains will have world-class facilities and make travel comfortable and convenient,” said Bharat Modgil, project head, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd.