Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) authorities said on Tuesday that they would receive three train coaches by the end of this month, fuelling their hopes of commencing the trail run of the train by February next year. The coaches will be brought to Kochi from the Alstom facility in Sri City by the end of December. The coaches will be connected to the train through a mechanism viz coupling at the Muttom Yard.
“We will receive the coaches this month and are hopeful of commencing the trail run by February next year,” KMRL managing director Elias George told Express. The trail run will be conducted initially at the nearly 4 km stretch of the Metro between the Muttom Yard and Pathadippalam. The work and the test run of the first set of coaches have already been completed at Sri City and Alstom. The route checking for transporting the coaches via road has also been completed. According to the DMRC officials, the work at the Muttom Yard is progressing in full swing. The inspection shed, the test tracks and the ramp will be ready before the commencement of trail run.