GM INSPECTED UNDERGROUND SEALDAH STATION OF EAST WEST METRO
Commissioning of Sealdah Metro station to extend services upto Sealdah is being planned and phased works are accordingly in progress. To review the on-going works, General Manager/Metro Railway Shri Manoj Joshi along with MD/ KMRCL Sri Manas Sarkar, Director/ Project/ KMRCL, Principal Head of Departments of Metro Railway and DRM, Sealdah, E. Rly., inspected the station today on 01.07.2021. Station commissioning work and installation of various equipment related to Signalling, Air-Conditioning, Power Supply, Platform Screen Door and track etc were inspected by General Manager and his team. He held detailed discussion with MD/ KMRCL & Director/ Project of KMRCL at the site. Head of the Departments of KMRCL and other experts were also present during the discussions. General Manager was satisfied with the progress of the ongoing works by KMRCL. The completion of station work is likely to take about 06 months time. In the meantime, train testing upto Sealdah is planned to start by the end of July’21 which is an important activity for getting signalling system certified by the Independent Safety Auditor. The completion of the work at Sealdah is a challenging work since the winding up of TBM activities is also being done at west-end which has bearing on the completion of the station work and commissioning.
This extension of East-West Corridor upto Sealdah is going to benefit suburban passengers coming to Sealdah and going towards New Town.