In a first-of-its-kind exercise, the process to overhaul the rakes of Metro Line 1 that traverses between Versova and Ghatkopar has commenced.
A total of 16 trains deployed on Metro Line One which were procured from China’s M/s. Crrc Nanjing Puzhen Co. Ltd., have completed travelling 6 lakh kilometre and are due for overhaul.
As per the Metro One officials, overhauling work began in March this year and three rakes have already been completed. The periodic overhauling for trains which is undertaken every nine years, includes overhaul of mechanical, pneumatic and electrical aspects and on an average 25 days are required to overhaul one rake.
A team of experts have come to Mumbai to assist in the overhauling work.
Nine Years Into Service
Mumbai Metro One, city’s first metro that runs between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar, completed its nine years of operation on 08 June this year.
The project was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in June 2006 and construction work began in February 2008 and commercial operation commenced from 8 June 2014.
The project runs on a dedicated elevated corridor providing East – West connectivity with a travel time of 25 minutes between Versova and Ghatkopar.
The 11.40-km long service of Metro One, having a fleet size of 16 trains serve an average four lakh ridership daily.
The headway between each train on weekdays (Monday to Friday) is three and half minutes during peak hours and gradually increases to eight minutes during non-peak hours.
The Mumbai Metro Line 1’s operator is Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), a special purpose company formed by Reliance Infrastructure, and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
Mumbai Metro One is India's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) metro project in which all the three phases (construction, operation and maintenance) have been undertaken by a private player.
Further, Mumbai Metro One is the first MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System) in the world to offer e-ticket on WhatsApp, it claimed in a release.
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