Jaipur Metro | JMRC faces delay in the ATO operations

Jaipur Metro will start the operation work of ATO system by the mid or end of the August as the permission has not been received by Commission Railway Safety.

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Jaipur: The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is facing delay on automatic train project. As the permission from commission railway safety has not be granted. Even the Mumbai driverless project result is still awaited.

After successfully completing trial Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation will start the operation work of ATO system by the mid or end of the August as the permission has not been received by Commission Railway Safety.

ATP is the automatic train system it is one of the smartest and modern types of train protection system. It keeps a minute to minute speed of the train by signaling. If it doesn’t get any signal the train will automatically stop.

The Jaipur metro official stated that they had sent the report of the impact safety accessor (ISR) to CMR and waiting for the approval. After the approval, they will commence the work. Jaipur Metro senior official said that “once the ATO system is Operational, Metro train would function without any intervention from drivers. It could control the speed and movement and braking among other key function. The role of driver, when the trial is in ATO mode will limit just pressing a button to open and close to train door at the metro stations”.

The JMRC will conduct trials on the non-operational hours and the officials of JMRC believes that when the project will start, it reduces the time between Mansarovar and Chandpole corridor. The system allows works at high frequency and has built in-safe mechanism.

The official of JMRC said, “ Trains when on the ATO  mode work on communication-based train control system that allows control of train movement through signal between a train and trackside equipment”.

The official of JMRC said, “ Trains when on the ATO  mode work on communication-based train control system that allows control of train movement through signal between a train and trackside equipment”.

Currently, 80 % of civil work has been completed and now the department started the work of laying track and electrification. The contract is also given for signal and telecommunication and fare collection work”.

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