New Delhi: The Lucknow Metro Rail Corp. (LMRC) unveiled two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) designs of Lucknow Metro trains on Tuesday, stating that it is a tribute to the city’s cultural richness.
The four-car metro trains of LMRC, the production of which would be undertaken by Alstom, have seats for 186 passengers in a longitudinal configuration and a capacity to carry around 1,100 passengers at a time. The trains will have display screens giving for travel information inside the trains.
Special facilities are being provided for differently abled passengers, including dedicated wheelchair spaces, braille stickers for the visually challenged and talk-back buttons for easy and comfortable disembarking from trains. Also, a talk-back facility with the train operator would be available for passengers.
The design of the driver’s cab has been developed in collaboration with ergonomic experts, which will contribute to the driver’s efficiency and serenity, said LMRC. The drivers will also be able to monitor CCTV images of activity inside the trains.
The train cars will be built keeping in mind energy efficiency, reliability and better comfort for passengers, in terms of riding quality, lower noise level and environment friendliness, said LMRC spokesperson Amit Kumar Srivastava. The body of the cars will be made of stainless steel and for high energy efficiency, LED lighting and regenerative braking would be installed, he added. All systems in the train will be monitored and selectively controlled by a microprocessor-based Train Control and Management System (TCMS).
In September 2015, LRMC awarded a contract to Alstom to supply 80 metro cars for 20 train sets of four cars each for the north-south corridor of the Lucknow Metro Phase-1A project, covering 22 stations. The metro cars are being produced at Alstom’s SriCity manufacturing facilities in India. The signalling system is being jointly supplied by Alstom’s sites in Bangalore, India and Saint-Ouen, France.