Hyderabad, Apr 10 UNI | 3 months ago

The first metro rail from Hyundai-Rotem factory in Korea has rolled out for the Larsen & Toubro Hyderabad metro rail (LTHM) project.

It is expected to be shipped and moved to Hyderabad by next month.

The Rs 16,000-crore elevated metro rail project, being developed in a public-private partnership mode, spans a stretch 72-km along three dense corridors. At a ceremony held at Hyundai-Rotem Factory-Changwon, Korea, in the presence Y M Deosthalee, Chairman, LTMRHL and V B Gadgil, CE & MD, LTMRHL the first metro train rolled out from Korea to Hyderabad.

The train was run on test track at the Hyundai Rotem Factory. Representatives from Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), Japan, Knorr-Bremse, Germany, Hankuk Fibre, Korea travelled in the train during the roll out ceremony at Changwon factory, according to a release.

In a statement, L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL) Chairman Deosthalee in a statement said, "It is a historic moment and the train (Rolling Stock) is coming to Hyderabad ahead of the scheduled date, which is a benchmark and a trendsetter."

Mr Gadgil said, "We are committed to making it the best metro project in India. The people of Hyderabad will have a glimpse of their dream train on tracks in June 2014." The trail run will commence in June this year and people can see the train plying from Nagole to Mettuguda, a stretch of 8-km in the first phase. The shipment of the first train (Three Cars) from Hyundai-Rotem Factory will reach HMR Uppal Depot in Hyderabad by May third week.

(Posted on 11-04-2014)