Trial Runs Commence on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s Gandhinagar Section

Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 Photo by Our Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 Photo by Our Ahmedabad
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AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) commenced trial runs on a 3.3 km elevated segment of the 28.25 km Phase 2 project of the Ahmedabad Metro on February 24, 2024, connecting Dholakuva to Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhinagar District.

Despite ongoing electrification efforts, GMRC’s team utilized a Zephir battery-operated railcar mover to maneuver one of their Hyundai Rotem trains along a section of the elevated viaduct, constructed by Ranjit Buildcon (RBL) as part of the 6.478 km Package C2, linking GNLU to Gandhinagar’s Sector-1.

The primary objective of this trial was to ensure Schedule of Dimensions (SOD) clearances and assess the train’s interaction with the civil structure, aiming to identify and rectify any potential physical obstructions.

VNC – KEC – Emrail JV commenced track-work on this stretch in August 2023, followed by Ranjit Buildcon’s installation of the final U-girder in October 2023.

The commencement of comprehensive trial runs is contingent upon GMRC’s activation of the line’s Third Rail. Subsequently, they will conduct tests on various systems, including telecommunication, signaling, and train control, alongside assessing the behavior of the trains.

With the impending Lok Sabha elections, it is anticipated that the Gujarat Government will organize a formal event to commemorate the initiation of trial runs.


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