Successful Speed Trial Conducted on Hemanta Mukhopadhyay-Kavi Subhas Metro Stretch

During the return journey from Hemanta Mukhopadhyay to Kavi Subhas station, the speed trial was conducted at 80 kmph.

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Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway on Kolkata Metro during the trial run
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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): On August 23, 2023, a trial run on the Kavi Subhas – Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of the Kavi Subhas – Jai Hind (Airport) Metro Project (Orange Line) was carried out in the gracious presence of Shri P. Uday Kumar Reddy, the General Manager of Metro Railway with an AC rake. During the return journey from Hemanta Mukhopadhyay to Kavi Subhas station, the speed trial was conducted at 80 kmph. The trial began at 13:24 hrs, and by 13:32 hrs, the rake reached Kavi Subhas station without any stops. During the trial, Shri Reddy was present at the Driving Motorman’s cab.

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It’s important to mention that this stretch is designed for trains to reach a maximum speed of 80 kmph. Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, along with other Principal Heads of Departments and senior officials from Metro Railway and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, observed the trial run.

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The General Manager also took the opportunity to inspect the passenger facilities at various stations along this stretch. He also examined the arrangements for passengers to switch between the Blue Line and Orange Line at Kavi Subhas Metro station.

After witnessing the trial run‘s success and overall progress, Shri Reddy expressed his satisfaction. He even took a Metro ride from Park Street to Kavi Subhas, interacting with commuters during the journey.

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