Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a Miniratna Undertaking under the Ministry of Defence has set up a bogie traction motor run test facility on Saturday for improving metro ride quality at its Metro manufacturing unit in Bangalore. According to officials, this move was taken in order to improve the train ride quality and increase the reliability of coaches.
The facility was inaugurated at a function held at BEML Bangalore Complex by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) Managing Director (MD), Ajay Seth. This was in the presence of CMD Deepak Kumar Hota, BEML and other senior executives of BEML & BMRCL. According to BEML, the facility is one of a kind in India. It will run on electrical drive type for checking the drive from traction motors to wheels.
The BEML had supplied 150 metro cars to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd which are now running as three-car train sets. According to reports, against a contract of 192 cars, BEML has so far supplied 105 cars for conversion into six cars train sets. The remaining balance will be delivered progressively by June 2020 to help in decongestion of Bengaluru traffic. The company is currently supplying world-class metro cars to Kolkata and Mumbai.
The Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) manufactures a variety of heavy equipments that are used for earth moving, transport, construction, and mining. The company's main office is in Bangalore where the Railcoaches are made. BEML is Asia's second-largest earth-moving equipment which controls 70 percent of India's market in the sector. Further, BEML is a leading manufacturer with 48 per cent market share in Indian metro segment.