[ecis2016.org] Delhi Metro has approached the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety, for the inspection of the ‘heritage corridor’ between ITO and Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Corridor’, in a move that could open the line for commercial services, soon
Delhi Metro has finally approached the safety commissioner, for the inspection of the ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘heritage corridor’, even though it is likely to miss the March launch deadline. The 5.17-km-long section, an extension of the Faridabad-ITO corridor (Violet Line), can be thrown open, only after the Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) declares it fit for commercial operations.
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[ecis2016.org] Trial run on Delhi Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ to begin on August 10, 2016
“Metro has submitted the relevant papers to the CMRS for scrutiny. DMRC has also submitted papers to the ISA (independent safety assessor) for safety certification of signaling systems. The documents will be scrutinised by the CMRS office and thereafter, CMRS inspection shall be planned. The line will be opened for public, after safety certification of the signaling system by ISA,” a metro official said.
Trial runs began in August 2016 on this section that will have three stations – Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. DMRC chief Mangu Singh had said that the line was well on course for launch in December 2016, but labour crunch triggered by a ban on construction and demolition activities and demonetisation, led to the delay.
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