Nagpur: After Khapri-Sitabuldi, MahaMetro is all set close to starting operations between Lokmanya Nagar and Subhash Nagar Metro Stations as the works of laying track on Lokmanya Nagar to Sitabuldi this route has been completed in 19 months. Work on erecting OHE cable is also going on in fast pace and is expected to be completed very soon.
MahaMetro had launched commercial operations in Reach-I from Khapri to Sitabuldi and the frequency of services has also been increased with hourly trains.
Similar to that of Reach-I. MahaMetro has used 1080 grade head hardened rails on this route too. The 1080 grade rails are so manufactured to ensure that the surface on which across the country. Head train moves has additional Hardened Rails support strength.
This not just and give extra stability to ensures longer life for the the wheels of Metro train track but also minimises running on it. As much as its maintenance. 120 tonnes of material is Research Design and required for laying of one Standards Organisation kin long rail track. (RDSO) has mandated use Though the length of rail of 60 kg 1080 grade rail for in other metros is 18 use in all Metro projects meters, the same stretches upto 25 meters in case of Nagpur Metro project. These tracks have been imported from Russia. The rails have been manufac-tured by EVRAZ Company and its plant is located at West Siberia, Russia.
This metallurgical plant in West Siberia is the biggest rail manufacturing unit in Russia. EVRAZ is among the 20 reputed manufacturers of the world.
Various trials like ultrasonic, electricity, profile mapping, sound wave tests were conducted on those rails after the manufacture, to ensure sturdiness. MahaMetro Nagpur has appointed one of the globally acclaimed agency – M/s SGS Vostok for testing and inspection of its rails. With track laying over and OHE cable work on the verge of com-pletion, Metro Train ride from Sitabuldi to Lokmanya Nagar would be a reality soon.