Safety trial run of Metro commences in State capital

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Safety trial run of Metro commences in State capital

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Safety trial run of Metro started on Tuesday in the state capital after the completion of the connectivity and testing process at the metro depot located in Subhash Nagar, Bhopal, the coaches have come on the track.

On Monday, the metro ran on the track in the depot itself while its safety trial run started on Tuesday.

Safety trial of the metro is being conducted between Subhash Nagar and RKMP station. At 12.30 pm the metro passed in front of DB Mall. RKMP reached at 1.15 pm. Technical staff are sitting in the metro.

The final trial run will be conducted on October 2. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan will not only flag off the final trial run, but can also travel by metro.

Safety trial run of the metro is being conducted from Subhash Nagar depot to Rani Kamlapati. After covering a distance of about 850 kilometers from Sanwali (Vadodara) in Gujarat, the coach had reached Bhopal on the night of 17 September.

On September 18, he was brought to the Inspection Bay Line (IBL) built in the depot. After this, a team of more than 50 people including senior engineers, technical experts, supervisors were engaged in connecting and testing the coaches. After doing this work for 8 days, it was seen running on the metro track on Monday. Now from Tuesday it will be seen running from Subhash Nagar to RKMP station.

The metro coach from Sanwali in Gujarat had come to Bhopal on September 18. Since then, the work of connecting and testing them continued.

There are a total of eight stations in the Priority Corridor. These include AIIMS Hospital, Alkapuri, DRM Office, Rani Kamlapati Railway Station, Sargam Talkies, DB Mall, Kendriya School and Subhash Nagar Station. The trial run will be done from Subhash Nagar station to RKMP station in about three and a half kilometers. On October 2, CM Chouhan will flag off the final trial run at Subhash Nagar. After this they will also travel in metro till RKMP station.

The work of connecting and testing metro coaches continued 24 hours in three shifts at Subhash Nagar depot. Apart from Metro Rail, employees of Alstom Transport India Limited, which manufactures Metro, were also present.

Each coach of the metro train is 22 meters long and 2.9 meters wide.

About 50 passengers can sit in a metro coach. At the same time, it has the capacity to stand for 300 passengers.

Among other technological advances Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode, Automated Track Monitoring System, Energy saving features, Cyber Security Features in Train Control and Management System (TCMS), Intelligent CCTV System (ICCTV), Grab handle for holding, LEDPanel/Digital Route Map and Signage.

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