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Kochi Metro hopes for early clearance

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 1, 2019, 3:21 am IST
Updated Sep 1, 2019, 3:21 am IST
CMRS conducts inspection along the Metro Thykoodam stretch on Saturday.   (DC)
 CMRS conducts inspection along the Metro Thykoodam stretch on Saturday. (DC)

KOCHI: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety’s (CMRS) inspection of Kochi Metro Rail Reach-2B section from Maharaja’s College to Thykoodam has been completed on Saturday. CMRS K.A. Manoharan and his team inspected the stretch between Elamkulam and Maharaja’s stations on the first day.

The team inspected various station facilities like station access and signage, lift, escalator etc. technical rooms, station control rooms. They also inspected all signalling systems, telecom equipment, electrical and mechanical equipment in the station.

The inspection of the viaduct including the balanced cantilever bridge near Ernakulam South Railway Station was also carried out.

On the second day, the inspection started from Elamkulam station and proceeded towards Vytilla and ended at Thykoodam station, which is the last station of the stretch. The bearing inspection and camber measurements of the superstructure of the viaduct were done on Saturday. The train testing between Maharaja’s to Thykoodam was also conducted on the second day.

Meanwhile, the Kochi Metro Rail is hopeful of getting the CMRS clearance by Sunday for starting commercial service along the stretch. Upon getting the nod, the KMRL is planning to inaugurate the commercial service by first week of September itself.

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