MRVC New Rakes
In July 2007, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) was instructing to induct several new rakes into use on the Mumbai suburban system. These rakes were constructed by Siemens. As part of acceptation trials for the new rakes, the adopting tests were run over a period of 32 days, starting from late July after the first of the new rakes was to arrive (July 25). All tests were run at night between 1am and 4am to minimize encumbrance with normal commuter traffic. Tests were run on both CR and WR tracks. New rakes are being induced for Mumbai’s suburban network to substitute the old rakes as well as to add more capacity. These rakes are being purchased under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) Limited is the performing agency. These rakes have some new features like pushed ventilation, better lighting, smoother ride quality, ameliorated looks and quick acceleration & braking. There is a plan to purchase 174 rakes in phase 1 of MUTP.
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