First in India, Mumbai Metro-Three to have ‘vibration-absorbing tracks’


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The Mumbai Metro Rail Company Ltd. (MMRCL) will lay vibration-absorbing tracks on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Line Three.

In a primary for India, the Mumbai Metro Rail Company Ltd. (MMRCL) will lay vibration-absorbing tracks on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Line Three, an official mentioned on Wednesday. The MMRCL has began trial manufacturing of the Excessive Vibration Attenuation Booted Twin Sleeper Blocks (HVABTSB) to put tracks with the assistance of a machine from Sonneville AG, Switzerland.

Vibration-absorbing tracks for the primary time in India

“Such a tracks, getting used for the primary time in India will take in vibrations upto 22 Vibration Decibels (Vdb), over and above the vibrations that absorbed by a traditional metro tracks,” mentioned MMRCL Director (Tasks). SK Gupta.

It’s thought of superb for a congested metropolis like Mumbai the place there are lots of heritage buildings, previous buildings, hospitals, faculties, schools, studios and densely populated residential colonies, and so forth. which might get affected by vibrations.

A complete of two machines with their state-of-the-art expertise will collectively produce 12,000 of such sleeper blocks on the MMRCL’s facility arrange in Wadala, Gupta mentioned.

What’s new in Mumbai Metro Line Three

For the Mumbai Metro Line Three, there shall be a necessity for round 2,01,600 sleeper blocks to be laid on your entire 33.50 kms lengthy underground hall.

“The boots are probably the most essential elements of tracks in guaranteeing lesser vibrations and smoother experience for the commuters. To make sure efficiency, manufacturing is being supervised by Swiss consultants from Sonneville AG,” Gupta added.

Mumbai Metro line Three estimated price

Estimated to price slightly over Rs.23,000-crore, the Mumbai Metro Line Three may have 27 underground stations en route, and is predicted to be operational someday in 2021, passing under railway stations, temples, the Dharavi slums, Mithi River, Mahim Creek, Mumbai Airport, the Aarey Colony forests, and so forth.

To a question whether or not comparable vibration-absorbing tracks shall be laid for the opposite upcoming Mumbai Metro traces, an official mentioned it could depend upon the involved contractors who’re constructing these corridors.

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