Kanpur Metro: CM Adityanath to flag off trial run today; review Zika virus situation

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Kanpur Metro: KM Adityanath to kick off trial run today; analyze the situation with the Zika virus

Today, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will leave for a one-day visit to Kanpur, during which he will halt a trial run of the Kanpur metro and also review the Zika virus situation. The city has recorded over 100 cases of Zika virus infection.

Construction work on the Kanpur metro project was initiated by the Adityanath government on November 15, 2019. The Kanpur Metro railway project was completed in less than two years, despite a hiatus in the pandemic. Trial operation of the Kanpur metro was scheduled for late November, but was postponed. The Kanpur Metro is expected to be open to visitors on December 31st.

KM will press a button to test the metro train, which will not only help to establish uninterrupted communication and reduce traffic congestion in the city, but will also give a serious impetus to the development of the region. During the trial run, he will also inspect the equipment in the subway cars, as well as the equipment of the platforms.

Within the framework of the Kanpur Metro project, two metro corridors with a length of about 32.5 km are proposed. At the first stage, the metro will operate along a nine-kilometer priority corridor. To date, nine metro stations have been built. The second phase of the metro work will be carried out between Moti Jil and Transport Nagar, for which metro stations will be built. The testing will be carried out under the strict supervision of the Research and Standards Organization (RDSO).

According to plans, after commissioning, six metro trains will run along the priority corridor between IIT and Moti Jill, while two trains will remain parked in the depot as backup. By the time commercial operations start, six more trains will arrive in the city.

The Kanpur Metro will be equipped with a regenerative braking system. This will save up to 35 percent in energy. That is, if 1000 units of electricity are consumed for the operation of the train, about 350 units are generated again due to the regenerative braking of the train. This will be used again.

Elevators installed in stations and depots will also be able to save energy through regenerative braking technology. They will be up to 37 percent energy efficient. To save energy and electricity, the metro premises are also equipped with LED lights. In addition, a plan has been developed to install solar panels in the depot and metro stations.

For the first time in India, a third rail DC traction system will be installed in the Kanpur Metro. A special inverter that will allow the energy generated by the brakes on the train to be used back into the system. At the moment, such a scheme has not been implemented in any metro system in the country. The train is also special in terms of environmental protection and safety management.

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