Kochi: The final inspection of the Kochi Metro stretch from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College concluded on Tuesday at 8 pm with K M Manoharan – the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) – leading a team of experts along the viaduct.The team started the day’s inspection at the M G Road station and proceeded to Maharaja’s. They checked all the technical and safety aspects and commuter facilities at stations. After completing the inspection of stations and the viaduct, two trains conducted trial runs in the new section. The CMRS team boarded the train and assessed the dynamic passenger comfort.
They also closely analysed the ride parameters. The Commissioner also tested the safety features of the train in the single-train and multiple-train modes.
The dynamic trials were followed by a visit to the operation control centre (OCC). They checked the functionality features in connection with the service extension. According to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) authorities, the Commissioner has expressed his satisfaction regarding the preparations made to open the new stretch.
“The final report is expected in the coming days. Once we receive the report, the service extension to Maharaja’s College Ground will be launched,” a representative said.