Kolkata Metro Rail is soon expected to get new metro rakes. China will supply about 84 modern rakes to the Kolkata Metro Rail. 14 rakes will be air-conditioned, informed A K Kapoor, general manager, Metro Railway, in a press conference here on Tuesday, inviting suggestions ahead of the railway budget 2016-17.
"The modern rakes will replace the existing ones. The entire cost would be around Rs.400 crore," said Kapoor. CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock, a subsidiary of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation is manufacturing the new rakes, he added. He also informed that to cut down on the evacuation time during emergencies. extra doors or ramps are being added on both ends of metro coaches.