Metros Tenders

CMRS Inspects Agra Metro’s Priority Corridor for Starting Operations

SHARING HELPS OTHERS



The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) this week completed a two-day final safety inspection of Agra Metro Phase 1 project’s 5.2 km Priority Corridor connecting Jama Masjid – Taj East Gate.

Agra Metro’s Priority Corridor was built in record time with a mix of 3 underground stations (Fatehabad Road, Basai & Taj East Gate) and 3 elevated stations (Jama Masjid, Agra Fort & Taj Mahal).

The CMRS’ statutory inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday involved assessing all six stations’ passenger amenities, safety & control room facilities, and a motor trolley inspection of critical systems such as tracks installed by Larsen & Toubro. The inspection ended with a speed trial run in which one of Agra Metro’s 3-coach Alstom trains clocked a maximum speed of 90 kmph.

Photo by Praduman Kumar Singh
Photo by Praduman Kumar Singh

Sam India Builtwell had started construction on the line’s 2.4 km elevated package AGCC-01 (Taj Mahal Ramp – Taj East Gate) in December 2020, and Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) started trial runs on its viaduct in July 2023.

Afcons Infrastructure had started construction in April 2022 on its 2.8 km underground section (Jama Masjid – Taj Mahal Ramp) which forms a portion of 7.93 km package AGCC-02. UPMRC started trial runs through its tunnels in December 2023 – barely 20 months later.

Agra Metro’s 5.2 km Priority Corridor (Jama Masjid – Taj East Gate) – view Agra Metro Information & Route Map
Photo by Praduman Kumar Singh

I hear the CMRS’ team has already submitted their approval letter to UPMRC. Approvals from the CMRS are always conditional in nature, so we’ll have to wait and see what conditions are laid out for UPMRC to rectify before the start of operations, how quickly remediation work is performed and a compliance report is sent back to the CMRS.

When the Priority Corridor becomes operational in the coming weeks, it will make Agra Metro India’s 17th metro system to go live – see a list & quick snapshot of all systems over here.

Here are some snaps of Taj Mahal Station’s concourse & platform levels shared by follower Vishnu Kumar Chaudhary:

CMRS Inspects Agra Metro’s Priority Corridor for Starting Operations

For more updates, check out the Agra section or my Home Page! Sign up for free instant email notifications on new posts over here. Like this post? Get early-access to updates and support the site over here.

– TMRG





Source link


SHARING HELPS OTHERS