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187309-05-2024
KOLKATA
DIRECTOR GENERAL (SAFETY) RAILWAY BOARD INSPECTED ESPLANADE TO HOWRAH MAIDAN STRETCH OF GREEN LINE AND ESPLANADE TO MAHANAYAK UTTAM KUMAR STRETCH OF BLUE LINE

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DIRECTOR GENERAL (SAFETY) RAILWAY BOARD INSPECTED   ESPLANADE TO HOWRAH MAIDAN STRETCH OF GREEN LINE AND ESPLANADE TO MAHANAYAK UTTAM KUMAR STRETCH OF BLUE LINE

 

Kolkata, Date- 09.05.2024

 

Today i.e. o­n 09.05.2024, Shri Braj Mohan Agrawal, Director General (Safety) Railway Board, inspected Esplanade to Howrah Maidan stretch of Green Line and Esplanade to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar stretch of Blue Line.

Prior to this inspection, he held a high-level meeting with all Principal Head of Departments of Metro Railway in presence of Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway at Metro Rail Bhavan.  Welcoming DG(Safety) in Kolkata Metro, Shri Reddy and other senior officers briefed him about different safety measures adopted in Metro Railway.

 

Shri Agrawal started his footplate inspection from new Esplanade Metro station to Howrah Maidan station and back in Motorman’s Cab. He inspected the Entry and Exit Gates, AFC-PC Gates, Ticketing System, Escalators, Lifts, Signage Boards, Platforms, Fire Detection and Suppression System and other passenger amenities, Station Control Room, Signalling System of new Esplanade and Howrah Metro stations of this stretch along with the tracks. During this inspection, high level officers of Metro Railway as well as Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) accompanied him. DG (Safety) also inspected passenger interchanging arrangements between Blue Line and Green Line 2 at Esplanade station. 

 

After that, he conducted a footplate inspection of Blue Line from Esplanade to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar stations. During this inspection, he focused o­n track maintenance, points, different passenger amenities etc.  

 

Shri Agrawal, after the inspection, expressed his satisfaction seeing the overall safety measures adopted in Kolkata Metro

 

(Kausik Mitra)

Chief Public Relations Officer









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