Kolkata Metro Update: East-West Metro will be operational by last week of October

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Kolkata: The first phase of the East-West metro project will be operational by last week of October. The metro rail would connect Sector V to Howrah Maidan in the first phase East-West metro project, covering distance of about 5.7 km.

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  • The final preparations by the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) are being carried out in full swing.
  • KMRCL is now focussing on the areas as per the recommendations given by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) after an inspection in July this year.
  • The experts have asked the KMRCL to fix the defective bearings on the piers that hold the viaduct on which the rail tracks have been laid.
  • Another recommendation of the CRS was for upgradation of the software of the Train Control and Management System (TCMS).
  • Sources said that the KMRCL was asked to complete the remaining work by 20 October.
  • The Metro authorities had conducted a mock run for 7 days in August this year.
  • After a high-level meeting held recently, the Metro railway authorities have decided to begin the second round of demo-runs.
  • An official said that the 3-day mock run will be conducted in the next week, while simultaneous preparations will be carried out by the KMRCL.
  • The official added, if everything goes according to the plan, the inauguration can take place in the last week of October.

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