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Metro trial run was to be held in July, now postponed.

Solely 9 meters of labor was left, now many works of KMRCL remained unfinished
NewsDesk Correspondent
Kolkata : Trial runs on the complete part of the East-West Metro, monitor laying on a bit of a tunnel and set up {of electrical} and signaling gear are a number of the necessary works which have been stalled as a result of May 11 accident. As a result of accident throughout this work, many buildings in Bahubazar developed cracks and greater than 150 folks had been displaced. This occurred throughout the casting of 9 meters of a 38 meter underground shaft.
Trial run to be held in July postponed: KMRCL GM A.Okay. Of. Nandi mentioned there have been plans to conduct trial runs of 16.5 km East-West Metro between Sector 5 and Howrah Maidan in July. Tracks have been laid over the complete part within the Saltlake-bound Tunnel. Officers had been planning to check trains by the tunnel for the complete route. Now it has been postponed. This trial run would have helped us submit stories to worldwide businesses for safety audits. Based mostly on their feedback, we might have rectified the deficiencies, if any. There isn’t a electrical energy connection within the part between Esplanade and Sealdah. Therefore, KMRCL was planning to make use of battery operated locomotives to drag the rakes on the stretch.
Delay in laying of tracks: Within the tunnel going to Howrah, the gap of two.45 km between Sealdah and Esplanade is absent. The officers had deliberate to put the tracks after the casting of Bahubazar shaft was over. Officers mentioned the halt in work on the shaft would delay the monitor laying. We want two to a few months to put the tracks, he mentioned. Should wait until the issue is resolved.
Cross passage might be made: Cross passages join two tunnels at a number of factors for evacuation of passengers and different causes. A KMRCL official mentioned that if a fireplace breaks out in one of many tunnels, the ejected passengers from the prepare might be taken to the opposite tunnel by the cross route. The part between Sealdah and Esplanade could have 5 cross passages. Work on three has come to a standstill after the accident.
Electrical gear and signaling work incomplete: The official mentioned that we had deliberate to put in signaling and electrical gear on the complete route by January 2023. As a result of accident, we’re not certain when we will full the work. The set up work contained in the tunnel between Howrah Maidan and Writers has been accomplished. The above floor work has additionally been 80 per cent accomplished and can proceed regardless of the accident. Nonetheless, the work between Esplanade and Sealdah has suffered essentially the most.

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