Hyderabad हैदराबाद (HYB): The first metro rail from Hyundai-Rotem factory in Korea has rolled out for the L&T Hyderabad metro rail project and is expected to be shipped and moved to Hyderabad by next month.
At a ceremony held at Hyundai-Rotem Factory–Changwon, Korea, in the presence Y.M. Deosthalee, Chairman, LTMRHL and V.B. Gadgil, CE & MD, LTMRHL the first metro train rolled out from Korea to Hyderabad.
The train was run on test track at the Hyundai Rotem Factory. Representatives from Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), Japan, Knorr-Bremse, Germany, Hankuk Fibre, Korea travelled in the train during the roll out ceremony at Changwon factory, according to a statement. The train was run on test track at the the company’s Changwon factory in South Korea in the presence of LTMRHL chairman YM Deosthalee and chief executive and managing director VB Gadgil. L&T officials and representatives of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubhishi Electric Corporation, Knorr-Bremse, Germany, and Hankuk Fibre, Korea, travelled in the train during the test run, it said.
Deosthalee in a statement said, “It is a historic moment and the train (Rolling Stock) is coming to Hyderabad ahead of the scheduled date, which is a benchmark and a trendsetter.”
Gadgil said, “We are committed to making it the best metro project in India. In this endeavour all our partners are delivering their best in terms of quality and workmanship. L&T is steadfast in abiding by the timelines. The people of Hyderabad will have a glimpse of their dream train on tracks in June 2014.”
The trail run for commercial operations will commence in June this year and people can see the trains plying from Nagole to Mettuguda, a stretch of 8-km in the first phase, on the viaduct.
The shipment of the first train (Three Cars) from Hyundai-Rotem Factory will reach HMR Uppal Depot in Hyderabad by May third week. A model rail coach is on display in Hyderabad.
The Rs 16,000-crore elevated metro rail project, being developed in a public-private partnership mode, spans a stretch of 72-km along three dense corridors.