AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has conducted a trial run on the underground and river bridge section of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project on 3rd May, 2022. The train testing was launched by GMRC on a 10.2 km section between Apparel Park and Gujarat University stations on the east-west blue line of Ahmedabad Metro.
“Gujarat Metro has started running trials on the East-West corridor from Thaltej to Old High Court. These trials include running of trains and their interface testing with all other systems such as traction, signaling and platform screen doors,” GMRC tweeted.
The 20.73 km long east-west Blue Line connects Vastral Gam and Thaltej Gam with 17 stations. This line includes a 6.5-km underground section with four underground stations. A 6 km stretch of Line-1 between Apparel Park and Vastral Gam is already operational since March 2019.
GMRC conducted the trials via the line’s 6.83 km Shahpur – Kankaria East underground tunnels and on 298 m long Sabarmati River bridge, using a battery-operated railcar. This crucial metro bridge over River Sabarmati was completed in November 2021. The metro line crosses this river bridge and immediately goes down as an underground line.