CMRS to Conduct Inspection of Kolkata Metro’s New Garia-Ruby Stretch From January 30

The new Garia-Ruby segment underwent a three-round trial run with the help of the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Kolkata Metro Railway, with the medha rake reaching a top speed of 83 kmph. 

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): The 5.4-kilometre New Garia-Ruby portion of the New Garia-Ruby stretch of the New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor will undergo a safety examination on January 30, 2023, according to the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).

The new Garia-Ruby segment underwent a three-round trial run with the help of the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Kolkata Metro Railway, with the medha rake reaching a top speed of 83 kmph. 

The CRS inspection of our sector is now ready. In under seven minutes, the train completed the five stations, according to a senior official, RVNL.

A letter was released on the inauguration of a new permanent broad gauge line of 5.4 km (electrified) from Kavi Subhas to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stations for public passenger transportation following a meeting between the commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Kolkata Metro Railway, and RVNL.

The 32km Airport-New Garia line’s shortened new Garia-Ruby portion will operate on a one-train system with no signals, similar to the Joka-Taratala metro route. However, due to the delay in activating the sophisticated communication-based train control system (CBTC) signalling system, only one rake will move up and down the track.

A non-AC rake leased from the Noapara carshed of the North-South line was used for the reduced section’s first train experiment. There were some problems at that time since the tracks weren’t clear, and the train had to stop a few times to pass through the five stops, on September 24, 2023.

However, the rake testing for passenger services went quite smoothly, and we feel entirely ready for the CRS inspection, a Metro Railway official said.

There is yet to be another operational carshed nearby. Thus the rake had to be transferred from the Noapara carshed for the Joka-Taratala trials in pieces (two coaches for each voyage). A working terminal may be seen adjacent to the brand-new Kavi Subhas terminal. “We just had to remove the buffer between two depots and install 180 metres of connecting tracks”, a senior RVNL official said.

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