MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Navi Mumbai Metro has received a Speed Certificate for metro line 1 of phase 1 from the Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO), Lucknow. The City and Industrial Development Corporation, through Maha metro, can move to the chief commissioner of railway safety (CCRS) for further approval. The RDSO had conducted the oscillation trial of Navi Mumbai metro on the first and second week of September.
The RDSO had conducted the Oscillation trial of Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 from Belapur to Pendhar, a distance of around 5.14 km from August 28 to September 14. During the Oscillation trial, it tested the track-worthiness for metro cars. The Oscillation trial is an important step towards the commissioning of the metro for passengers.
The RDSO is a research and development organisation under the Ministry of Railways of Government of India, which functions as a technical adviser and consultant for the Railway Board. Following the trial, it issued a provisional speed certificate enabling CIDCO to approach the Commissioner of Railway Safety, who is also the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), for safety trials.
The CMRS, after detailed tests and trials, will authorise CIDCO to commence passenger operations on the stretch. The final approval to open the line for public service will then be given by the Ministry of Railways. The Navi Mumbai Metro, which was delayed due to multiple reasons, is now becoming a reality for commuters. According to CIDCO officials associated with the project, the oscillation trial is an important stage before the commissioning of the metro service for citizens.