Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation receives its first lot of rail tracks from Japan

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 09, 2020

File Photo of Mumbai's metro rail   -  Prashant Nakwe

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received its first lot of rail tracks from Japan.

The arrival of the first lot, weighing 3,615 metric tonnes is a significant milestone as the civil work on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor is getting completed in portions and track works can be taken up, MMRC said in a press statement.

The tracks came from Mitsui & Co Ltd, Japan, travelling four weeks on high seas. The remaining lot of 7,125 metric tonnes will also arrive in two batches this year.

The Managing Director of MMRC, Ranjit Singh Deol in the statement said that the tracks have been made with a new technology, which will reduce the noise and vibration levels during train operations. This a crucial development as MMRC moves closer to creating a faster and more convenient way to travel, he said.

The tracks will reduce vibrations when compared with the normal metro tracks. The rail tracks will be transported from the Mumbai Port to MMRC yard in BKC in the next few days. All precautionary measures related to Covid-19 laid down by the state government are being followed in the operations, the statement added.

Published on June 09, 2020

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