Kolkata (Metro Rail News): Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) provided Metro service for Kolkata Metro Commuters, Metro service from Sector V to Howrah Maidan in last week of October. Commuting across the Salt Lake will soon see a seachange as the Metro authorities are putting their best foot forward to start the commercial services in the first phase of the East-West Corridor during this Month.
The first phase of Line-2, covering around 5.7 km, would serve as a vital link of transportation for the residents of Salt Lake. The service would connect Sector V to Howrah Maidan.
The final rounds of preparations by the engineers of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) are being carried out in full swing. The authorities of the project’s implementing agency are now focussing on the grey areas as per the recommendations are given by the commissioner of railway safety after an inspection in July. The experts have asked the KMRCL to fix the defective bearings on the piers that hold the viaduct on which the rail tracks have been laid. Another recommendation of the CRS was for the up-gradation of the software of the Train Control and Management System (TCMS).
According to sources in Metro Railway, The KMRCL engineers were asked to complete the remaining work by 20 October. The Metro authorities had conducted a mock run for seven days in August to familiarise the team of about 150 officials who had received intense training in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata with the nuances and technicalities of the highly advanced East-West Corridor
According to Metro official, However, some areas, needed more emphasis even after the completion of the mock runs. The Metro authorities were considering starting the second round of independent mock runs but the idea had to be abandoned due to the Bowbazar disaster.