Lucknow: During the Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) inspection of Lucknow Metro trains and its different systems on 27th, 28th, 31st July, 2017 and on 1st August, 2017, a number of tests and trials were done in the presence of CMRS and were demonstrated successfully.
For sanction of the “Priority Corridor” at a maximum permissible speed of 80 km/hr, the CMRS has desired to witness few tests particularly the load deflection test on special spans for his inspection.
Also, the signalling system for the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) has already been implemented by LMRC which marginally restricts the maximum achievable speed during train operation on account of safety against the maximum permissible speed of 80km/hr.
The CMRS has further desired LMRC to arrange to demonstrate running of trains at the maximum permissible speed of 80km/hr for which the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) shall need to be bypassed for testing. LMRC is planning to demonstrate these tests to him in the coming days. This process is expected to take around ten days.
Earlier, the Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO) had certified Lucknow Metro Trains for safe running up to 80 km/ph based on the successful completion of the Oscillation Trials. Based on the RDSO’s test, the Ministry of Railways, Government of India has already approved Lucknow Metro trains for safe running up to 80 km/hr.