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175008-02-2024
Kolkata
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY ACCORDS AUTHORISATION TO START PUBLIC CARRIAGE OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC WITH EI SYSTEM IN BETWEEN KAVI SUBHASH TO HEMANTA MUKHOPADHYAY STRETCH OF ORANGE LINE

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

 

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CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY ACCORDS AUTHORISATION TO START PUBLIC CARRIAGE OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC WITH EI SYSTEM IN BETWEEN KAVI SUBHASH TO HEMANTA MUKHOPADHYAY STRETCH OF ORANGE LINE

 

Kolkata, Date: 08.02.2024

 

Shri Janak Kumar Garg, Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), has accorded his authorisation for commencement of public carriage of passenger traffic with Electronic Interlocking (EI) System in between Kavi Subhash to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of Orange Line, after conducting his mandatory inspection. He conducted this inspection yesterday i.e. o­n 07.02.2024 and has given his nod afterwards. Previously, authorisation to start o­ne train o­nly system without any signal o­n this stretch was given and now CCRS has given his authorisation to open public carriage of passenger with EI o­n both UP and DN lines in the above section with 'One Train o­nly System' as Metro Railway has complied all the conditions required for this. This authorisation is valid for a period of o­ne year.

 

He has given some observations after conducting his inspection of Purple Line from Taratala to Majerhat o­n 04.02.2024 to extend this corridor up to Majerhat and also to start public carriage of passenger traffic with EI system from Joka to Majerhat. He has advised to display signages at proper locations at Majerhat station.All his observations will be complied very shortly to get the final approval from him to extend this Corridor up to Majerhat.

 

Shri Garg has made almost same observations for Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of Green Line. He has advised to put proper signages for guiding passenger movements of Eastern Railway from Howrah station to Howrah Metro station. For the convenience of Divyangjan, he has advised to put signages and markings at Divyagjan Drop Off points at all stations.

 

Metro Authorities will comply with all these observations very shortly and compliance report will be sent to CCRS to get the final nod to start commercial services in between Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of Green Line as early as possible.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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