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174807-02-2024
Kolkata
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTED HOWRAH MAIDAN TO ESPLANADE STRETCH OF GREEN LINE FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA


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CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTED HOWRAH MAIDAN TO ESPLANADE STRETCH OF GREEN LINE FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY


Kolkata, Date: 06.02.2024


Shri Janak Kumar Garg, Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) inspected all the stations from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade of Green Line for the second consecutive day today i.e. o­n 06.02.2024.  He inspected the same stretch of this corridor under the river Hooghly and the tunnels by undertaking a trolley inspection yesterday i.e. o­n 05.02.2024.  It was a historical moment as CCRS inspection and approval are mandatory and must for commissioning and commencement of commercial services o­n this stretch.


Shri Garg started station inspection o­n this stretch this morning from Howrah Maidan Metro station.  He travelled in a Metro up to Esplanade Metro station under river Hooghly and  inspected Entry and Exit Gates, AFC-PC Gates, Ticketing System, QR Code Based Ticketing System, Station Control Room, Air Conditioning System, Traction Sub-System, Back Up  Control System, Escalators, Lifts, Signage Boards, Fire Detection and Suppression System, Efficiency of Fire Alarms, Emergency Talk Back System, Blue Light System  and other passenger amenities provided at each station i.e  Howrah Maidan, Howrah, Mahakaran and Esplanade.


At Howrah station, Shri Garg also inspected passenger interchanging points with Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway as this station is going to be a junction station of the Kolkata Metro and Eastern and South Eastern Railway network.  Lakhs of passengers are expected to use this station to reach their destinations in the coming days.


Later, in his presence, CBTC Signalling System was also examined and Anti-Collision Test was also conducted.  Speed Trial was also conducted in the evening and during this trial, a rake was run at a maximum speed of 91 kmph from Howrah to Esplanade station.   


During this inspection, Shri V.K.Srivastava, Principal Chief Engineer and Additional General Manager (AGM) and other high level officials of Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited   (KMRCL)  accompanied him.



Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer

 







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