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171916-01-2024
KOLKATA
CCRS APPROVES EI-BASED SIGNALLING SYSTEM ON JOKA TO MAJERHAT STRETCH OF PURPLE LINE

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CCRS APPROVES EI-BASED SIGNALLING SYSTEM o­n JOKA TO MAJERHAT STRETCH OF PURPLE LINE

 

Kolkata, Date: 16.01.2024

 

Here is another good news for all Metro commuters!!!

 

Shri Janak Kumar Garg, Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), NF Circle has approved commissioning of Electronic Interlocking (EI) based Signalling System as initial stage of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) based Signalling System o­n both UP and DN lines in between Joka Station to upcoming Majerhat Station of Purple Line and Joka Depot of Joka-Esplanade Corridor.  His approval letter dtd. 16.01.2024 has reached Metro Rail Bhavan today.

 

As a result of this approval, now Metro rakes o­n this stretch can be run with EI based Signalling System. At present, services o­n this stretch in between Joka to Taratala are being run following ‘One Train o­nly System’.   This approval of CCRS will enhance flexibility in train operations and number of services can be increased if situation demands o­n this stretch. It is to be noted that at present, total 24 services ply o­n this stretch daily. 

 

Metro services in Purple Line will be extended up to Majerhat station very soon.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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