Work begins on driverless Mumbai metro trains
INDIA: BEML has started assembling the 378 metro cars that it is supplying to operate on three driverless lines being built in Mumbai.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded BEML a Rs30·15bn contract last year to supply 63 six-car trainsets to operate on Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7.
BEML is supplying the stainless steel bodied cars from its Bangalore factory. The 25 kV 50 Hz trainsets will be equipped with air-conditioning, regenerative braking, CCTV and real-time track monitoring equipment. They will have four sets of doors per car and capacity for 1 800 passengers.