Eight cars shells required for the first two trains is completed and further fitment of cables, pipes, panels and equipments are progressing well in Alstom factory located in Sao polo, Brazil. Mock up model of the passenger saloon and cab is completed in Brazil. The saloon mockup is shipped from Brazil and is expected to reach Chennai by the end of October 2012.
Monitoring and control of quality of the train is an important activity involved and CMRL/GC is checking and ensuring the quality of the train. As part of the quality assessment and control process, First article inspection of Bogie frame is completed in Siemens, Aurangabad. Separate teams of officials of CMRL/GC is planned next month to visit the manufacturing place of train Brazil and other Alstom units to carryout FAI and type tests of equipments. Testing and FAI of all the traction equipments will be completed by the end of October 2012.
It is expected that the first train after completion of the production activity will be offered for CMRL/GC inspection at the end of November 2012.