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Kochi metro coaches unloaded at Muttom depot

Kochi metro coaches unloaded at Muttom depot

Kochi: One of the three Kochi metro coaches arrived at Aluva was unloaded at Muttom coach depot Sunday morning.

The officials said that the remaining coaches will also be unloaded soon.

The special-purpose trailers carrying the first lot of the three coaches had arrived at Aluva on Saturday.

A team of experts from the coach manufacturer Alstom had arrived at the depot from Andhra Pradesh with specialised machinery and cranes to oversee safe unloading.

They began their 710-km journey from Sri City in Andhra Pradesh on January 2.

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Mangu Singh inspected progress of work at Kochi Metro at its Muttom Coaching Depot.

Earlier, Singh and Elias George, Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited commissioned an auxiliary/traction substation (ASS/TSS 1) at Muttom Metro Coach maintenance Depot.

KMRL officials said the 110 KV grid supply is expected to be ready by only in February.

"To facilitate the urgent need of traction power supply for the third rail at Muttom Depot test track, a temporary arrangement is made by availing 2 MW power from KSEBL.

In this process 11 KV grid at Muttom which is converted to 33 KV using 11/33 KV transformer and the 33 KV supply is fed to traction substation, stepped down and converted to 750 DC supply for energising the third track,"a release said here.

After commissioning the facility, Mangu Singh inspected the other works in progress at Muttom Coaching Depot and he further inspected up to JLN stadium.

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