BEML launches first Traction Motor run Test Facility for Metro in Bengaluru

BEML improving Metro Ride Quality, Sets Up Bogie Traction Motor facility.

BENGALURU: The Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) a state of the art and Miniratna company under the Ministry of Defence set up first of its kind Bogie Traction Motor Run test facility for Metro at its Metro manufacturing unit at Bengaluru, India.

The facility centre was inaugurated by Ajay Seth, IAS & Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) at a function held at BEML’s Bangaluru Complex, in the presence of Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of BEML Limited and other senior executives of BEML & BMRC.

The Bogie Traction Motor Run test facility centre is indigenously developed and it is one of its kind in the country which will help in improving the metro train ride quality and increases the reliability of coaches. The test will run on electrical drive type for checking the drive from Bogie Traction Motors to Wheels.

It may be recalled that BEML Limited had supplied 150 metro cars to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) which are running as 3 car train sets in the city.

In addition to above, BEML so far supplied 105 cars for conversion into 6 cars train sets against a contract of 192 cars and balance are being delivered progressively by June 2020 which is helping in decongestion of the road traffic of Bengaluru.

The company is currently supplying world-class metro cars to Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation and MMRDA’s Mumbai Metro Rail project in addition to cars already supplied to Bangalore Metro, Delhi Metro and Jaipur Metro. The company had received two orders (LoA) for the supply of metro train coaches (Rolling Stock) for Mumbai Metro Line 2A and Line 7 of MMRDA’s Mumbai Metro Rail project.

In last month, BEML Limited has successfully delivered the first mock coach of the metro train to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for its Mumbai Metro Rail Project which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7.

On the same day, BEML Limited has signed two Memorandum of Undertakings (MoU) to work jointly on various projects of mutual business interest which will make an invaluable contribution towards indigenization and ‘Make in India‘ initiative. One MoU was signed with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering and another MoU with Bharat Forge Limited.

The BEML Limited is the leading Rolling Stock manufacturer with 48% market share in the Indian Metro segment.