KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): A week-long inspection of the 4.8 Kilometers Howrah Maidan-Esplanade stretch of the East-West metro also entails the 520 meters Under Hoogly stretch.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will conduct a week-long survey. Two different teams will be conducting the survey. One from Friday to Monday & another from Tuesday to Thursday. The CMRS that falls under the CRS will be there for Wednesday’s last leg of inspection.
The CRS team that falls under the Ministry of Civil Aviation gives mandatory approval for flagging off any new railway line in India. Inspection of the under-river line by the CMRS also sets a precedent.
Most Important Clearance
The essential clearances CRS gives include fire clearances for stations, ventilation shafts, and under-river tunnels. The State Fire and Emergency servicers have already given their clearance for the terminal Howrah Maidan Station and the Ventilation shaft. The visit to the Tunnels was made on Saturday, while the Metro Station was made on Monday.
The Stations Under Watch
The four stations to be inspected by the CRS include Esplanade, Mahakaran, Howrah and Howrah Maidan. The team will cover the stations in a BEML rake to run between Esplanade & Howrah Maidan.
East-West Metro Corridor
The Kolkata Metro Line 2, also known as the East-West Metro or Green Line, is a rapid transit system in the Indian state of West Bengal. Currently, it operates between Salt Lake and Sealdah. The future expansion aims to connect Howrah by passing beneath the Hooghly River, with a planned eastern extension to Teghoria. The entire line will span 22 km, featuring 17 stations from Teghoria (Haldiram) in the east to Howrah Maidan in the west. 11 stations will be elevated, while six will be underground.
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