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East-West metro fast charging towards first run


KOLKATA: The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) started protection inspections for East-West Metro on Thursday. But the CRS inspection was carried out on behalf of the Railway Board, which must give standard protection certificates, ahead of the CRS begins trying out the machine. The CRS nod will sign commissioning of the Metro.

Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), implementing the underwater Metro hall between Howrah Maidan and Salt Lake’s Sector V, applied for the Railway Board’s inspection after the crucial clearance of the Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO). RDSO is a ministry of railways group that tests technical sides of new railway or Metro projects.



“On behalf of the Railway Board, CRS started preliminary inspections on Thursday,” stated an professional. The CRS’ survey would come useful when the agency, below the ministry of civil aviation, begins its tests of the five.5km stretch between Sector V and Salt Lake stadium that is due for commissioning this year.

Thursday’s inspection is related to the rolling stock or the BEML-make trains that may run within the stretch.

“It’s good that CRS representatives have come to conduct the inspection on behalf of the Railway Board. They will already be acquainted with the machine. It will be easier when the CRS begins its personal trial runs after the standard Railway Board nod,” explained an professional.


CRS is the nodal body that offers with topic relating protection of rail shuttle and train operations within the country. The five.5km section of the East West line is in a while centered for finishing touch.


East West Metro’s trial runs started after the primary BEML-make Metro rake arrived on April 24. KMRC has been accomplishing rigorous trial runs ever since and subsequently the RDSO trials of 4 of its six-coach rakes for a month in October, last year.


On Thursday, the CRS representatives inspected quite a lot of problems, equivalent to emergency brake machine and signalling. They additionally rode the rakes through the five.5km between Sector V and Salt Lake stadium. The representatives will give their observations to their CRS bosses, which might then be forwarded to the Railway Board.


The clearance to rollick stock from Railway Board must are available the next few days. “After we get the professional clearance to agenda of dimensions (SOD) and rolling stock, we will send the compliance report to the CRS, whose have compatibility certificates is crucial for East West Metro to chug towards inauguration.”


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