CF rolls out MEMU with underslung propulsion technology
Chennai, Dec 19 (PTI): Integral Coach Factory Wednesday
unveiled its first MEMU with underslung propulsion technology,
introduced in its flagship 'Train 18', India's first
engine-less semi-high speed train.
The prototype of the Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit
(MEMU), dubbed 'little sister' of Train 18 by the ICF, was
flagged off Wednesday.
Meant for suburban trains, the Rs 26-crore prototype can
allotted to Northern Railway, an ICF release said.
The underslung propulsion technology enabled saving of
space and ICF would introduce the feature in EMUs
(Electric Multiple Units) as well, it said.
The MEMUs currently have a capacity to carry 2,402
carry upto 2,618 passengers, the release said.
Prior to commercial operation, the train would undergo
tests and trials, it said.
The MEMU has various provisions, including 'talk back
system' to enable passengers converse with the driver during
emergencies, a CCTV surveillance system, cushion seats and
screw-less interior panels, the release said.
ICF also unveiled its first self-propelled inspection
car (SPIC), which does not require diesel or an electric
locomotive to haul an inspection coach, it said.
"ICF has now turned out the first-ever SPIC for Indian
Railways. The prototype SPIC has been manufactured at a cost
of around Rs 4.5 crore," the release said, adding that the
haul passengers coaches would no longer be used for
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