Hyderabad, May 22 UNI | 2 months ago

The first three train cars for the Hyderabad Metro Rail project (HMRP) has arrived here from the Hyundai-Rotem Factory in Korea.

S N Subrahmanyam, wholetime director and senior executive vice president, construction and infrastructure, L and T, was part of the team that received the train cars at the Uppal depot yesterday.

He emphasised on the completion of the project within the scheduled time, cost and quality, the company said in a release here.

The three train cars were moved from Changwon factory of Hyundai Rotem to Masan Port, Korea April 25 and loaded onto a ship.

After travelling for about two weeks by Hyundai Glovis ship, they arrived at Chennai port May 9. The train cars were then transported to Hyderabad by road.

The trial run is scheduled to commence next month between Nagole and Mettuguda.

Commercial operations on the eight-km-long stretch are scheduled to start in March next year.

The 72-km-long elevated Metro rail project, being built at a cost of Rs.14,132 crore, is one of the biggest projects in the world in public private partnership (PPP) model.

A total of 171 coaches have been ordered for the project, which comprises three corridors.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)