Indian Railways rolls out first-ever 3-Phase MEMU rake; Know the features here-

Indian Railways has rolled out the first-ever 3 Phase MEMU rake which comprises of 12 coaches to Eastern Railways

Infrastructure    01-Dec-2021
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New Delhi, December 1: The Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala has rolled out the first-ever 3 Phase MEMU rake which comprises of 12 coaches, to Asansol MEMU Shed, Eastern Railways. According to a statement issued by the Rail Coach Factory, these coaches will be put in service after a performance trial.

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The electrics in these coaches have been provided by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). Compared to conventional MEMU coaches, these coaches have a stainless-steel body and better acceleration. The rake has been provided with ethernet-based Train Control and Management system (TCMS), offering a precise train control other than RDM (Rescue Drive Mode) features, limiting the train speed to 60 km per hour in case of failure in Train Network.
The MEMU rake’s driver motor coach has aerodynamic nose front with AC Driver cab and an ergonomically designed Driver desk. A key feature of these coaches is, they are low maintenance compared to conventional MEMU coaches.

The 3 Phase MEMUs provide excellent passenger amenities too. Each of these coaches have aesthetic interiors with FRP panelling, wider windows, cushioned seats, mobile charging sockets, sliding doors. Each coach has been provided with energy-efficient LED light fittings with 50% emergency lights.
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Moreover, GPS-based Public Address and Passenger Information System (PAPIS) consisting screen displays and loud speakers in each coach facilitate passengers regarding railway stations enroute. Also, CCTV surveillance system with networking features has been incorporated for secure travel. In each Trailer coach, 2 lavatories with Bio tank are also provided. These MEMU coaches have higher passenger-carrying capacity. Each of Driving Motor Coaches carry 226 passengers; the trailer coach can carry 325 commuters, thus increasing passenger-carrying capacity by almost 30%.