Hyderabad: Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) JK Garg inspected JBS-MGBS Metro Corridor2 along with HMRL MD NVS Reddy and senior engineers and technical experts of L&TMRHL, HMRL & Independent Engineer Louis Berger over the past 3 days and issued the mandatory Safety Certificate.
After examining the safety certification of the 25kV Overhead electrical traction & other electrical installations by CEIG (Chief Electrical Inspector General), Fire clearance of the 9stations of the corridor by DG, Fire Services, signaling & train control systems by Thales, Canada, Internal Safety Assessment by Halcrow, UK, the results of the tests of various technical parameters during trial runs etc.,
the CMRS thoroughly inspected the corridor & his inspection broadly covered the issues including all safety tests related to viaduct, track, signaling, telecom, trains, & electric traction system; Speed trials at high speed to check train behaviour; Station structures, lifts & escalators, entry/exit points, ticketing systems, control rooms & passenger amenities; Checking of Bhoiguda metro ROB, bearings, viaduct, etc; Track parameters & OHE parameters; and Oscillograph tests to measure train acceleration values, ride quality & ride index, etc.,
L&TMRHL MD KVB Reddy, Chief operating officer AK Saini, Project Director MP Naidu, Louis Berger Team Leader Krishna Swamy, HMRL CPM Anand Mohan & other senior engineers & officers of all these organisations participated in the inspection & deliberations.
The Safety Certificate issued by CMRS has cleared the way for introduction of passenger services on the last corridor of Hyderabad metro rail project phase1.
The corridor with a length of 11km, has 9 stations: JBS-Parade grounds, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC xroads, Chikkadapally, Narayanguda, Sultan Bazar, & MGBS.
Receiving the Safety Certificate from CMRS Garg, HMRL MD NVS Reddy stated that Government will decide the date of inauguration soon. (INN)