The Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) set up first of its kind Bogie Traction Motor Run test facility for Metro at its Metro manufacturing unit at Bengaluru. The Bogie Traction Motor Run test facility centre is indigenously developed and it is one of its kind in the country which will help in improving the metro train ride quality and increase the reliability of coaches. The test will run on electrical drive type for checking the drive from Bogie Traction Motors to Wheels.
It may be recalled that BEML Limited had supplied 150 metro cars to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) which are running as 3 car train sets in the city.
BEML so far supplied 105 cars for conversion into 6 cars train sets against a contract of 192 cars and balance are being delivered progressively by June 2020 which is helping in decongestion of the road traffic of Bengaluru.
BEML is currently supplying world-class metro cars to Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation and MMRDA’s Mumbai Metro Rail project in addition to cars already supplied to Bangalore Metro, Delhi Metro and Jaipur Metro. The company had received two orders (LoA) for the supply of metro train coaches (Rolling Stock) for Mumbai Metro Line 2A and Line 7 of MMRDA’s Mumbai Metro Rail project.
Earlier, BEML Limited has successfully delivered the first mock coach of the metro train to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for its Mumbai Metro Rail Project which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7.
BEML Limited has also signed two Memorandum of Undertakings (MoU) to work jointly on various projects of mutual business interest which will make an invaluable contribution towards indigenization and ‘Make in India’ initiative. One MoU was signed with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering and another MoU with Bharat Forge Limited.