COMMENCEMENT OF TRIAL RUN UP TO SEALDAH OF EAST-WEST METRO
Kolkata, Date: 31.07.2021
Metro Railway plans to extend East-West Metro services up to Sealdah by partially operating Sealdah station (East Bound line only). This section will add another 2.33 Kms and one station (Sealdah) in 6.97 Kms already being operated in East- West Metro corridor from Salt Lake Sector-V to Phoolbagan. Integrated trial of systems is pre-requisite for getting mandatory clearance from Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) to start the revenue services in Metro corridor.
This trial has commenced from 31.07.2021 and the complete trial and review by ISA will take approximately 03 months time. Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway, Shri Manas Sarkar, Managing Director, senior officers of Metro Railway and Directors of Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) witnessed the commencement of the trial. Like earlier sections, this trial will check all systems before starting the revenue service. once the trial is concluded and certification from ISA received, Metro Railway will take further action for commencement of services up to Sealdah.
After reaching Sealdah, Shri Joshi inspected the platforms, concourse, entry and exit gates, circulating area, lifts, escalators and other passenger amenities which will be provided at this station.