DALIAN RAKE INTRODUCED IN KOLKATA METRO MORE COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR THE PASSENGERS
Kolkata, March 17, 2023:
Metro Railway, Kolkata has introduced MR-501 rake popularly known as Dalian Rake to the service of the passengers today, i.e. 17.03.2023. Shri Arun Arora, General Manager,Metro Railway, has introduced this new rake to commercial service this evening at Dum Dum station. The new rake MR 501 started its maiden run from Dum Dum station at 17.30 hrs. and General Manager himself travelled with other passengers from Dum Dum to Park Street stations in this run. This rake is packed with special features to increase comfort and joy of ride for the passengers in Metro Railway network. These types of rakes have 100 mm wider door in comparison to the existing AC rakes. Moreover, greater seating capacity, better air conditioning, noise reduction feature and eye-soothing illumination are addition to the comfort of the Metro Rail passengers.
The salient features of the new MR 501 rake of Kolkata Metro are as follows :-
Passenger amenities features :
The passenger amenities features include a wide variety of passenger friendly facilities which includes wider doors for easy Entry and Exit, jerk free ride, full CCTV coverage inside saloon, modular and wider vestibules, more seating capacity, more seats marked for senior citizen and specially abled, aesthetically designed interior, improved Air diffuser, high capacity ACs, small and sleek alarm device with outside indication lamp, brighter multicolour multilingual display board, lesser noise, uniform illumination, wheel chair parking facility and door side hand rails.
Technical features :
Technical features of the rake include through rain water channels, paint-free stainless steel car body, improved door channel with side stopper and improved specific energy consumption which will be more environment friendly.
Safety features :
The MR 501 Metro Rake also contains a couple of features to enhance safety which are disc brake system, controlled discharge fire extinguishers with strap, wider evacuation door and evacuation ramp with anti-skid rubber flooring.