MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will soon begin a trial run on a 20 km stretch from Aarey to Kamraj Nagar for Mumbai Metro Line 2A and Line 7 as MMRDA achieved another milestone in the overhead cable work of Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and Line 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East).
On Monday, the chief electrical inspector of the government of India (CEIG) carried out an inspection through a video call of the Over Head Equipment (OHE) line of Metro Line 2A successfully for the section from Dahisar to Kamraj Nagar.
MMRDA shared updates to the officer through digital means because of the ongoing corona crises and imposed restrictions so that proposed plan of metro trial run could be carried out as stipulated. On Tuesday, the charging OHE on the Metro Line 2A for the said stretch will be done paving way to began trail run on 20 km stretch (Aarey to Kamraj Nagar).
On the other hand, the OHE line charging on Metro Line 7 (Aarey to Dahisar) has been done successfully after getting the required approval from CEIG.
As per MMRDA, an inspection of OHE by the CEIG is a prerequisite statutory requirement before the OHE is charged on 25kV 50Hz AC Supply. It is essential to commence the metro trial runs. The total length of these two metro lines is 35.1 km (Metro Line 2A-18.60 km and Metro Line 7–16.5 km), of which initially on 20 km stretch the trial run will be held. Currently due to the uncertainty owing to the Covid-19 pandemic the civil work on both these Metro lines has been affected largely and completion of entire work may take some more time. Therefore, the trial run will be held on the stretch where work has been attained. Also, simultaneously as work on other stretches on these Metro as and when completed the length of the trial run will be eventually increased, said R.A Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.