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New AC Rake Arrives in Kolkata Metro Railway

A New AC rake with state-of-the-art features arrived today at Noapara Car Shed from Integral Coach Factory, Perambur. The Metro commuters can now enjoy a more comfortable ride in this new rake.

The rake has the following new features:

  • Wider vestibules for better air circulation in all coaches.
  • AC ducting along the seat for uniform cooling.
  • Roof mounted package unit (RMPU) along the side of the coaches so that there is no water leakage from the roof of the train.
  • Primary and Secondary suspension with rubber springs to ensure jerk free comfortable ride.
  • Communication based train controlling system where the motorman will control all the train operations from his cabin.
  • Seats are made of FRP sheets (Fire retardant polymer sheets) which are fire proof).
  • Regenerative braking system in which the energy generated during braking will be directly fed into the third rail.
  • At present, the heat is expelled into the tunnel making it hot.
  • There will be 8 LCD Passenger Communication Display Panels in each coach.
    (Presently, there are three in each coach)
  • There will be four emergency talkback systems in each coach where a passenger can talk to the motorman by pressing a button in case of an emergency. Presently, there are two in each coach.

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