- Shri Janak Kumar Garg, Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), NF Circle has approved two stretch of Kolkata Metro for commissioning of Electronic Interlocking (EI) based Signalling System as initial stage of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) based Signalling System on both UP and Down lines in between Kavi Subhash Station to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay Station of Orange Line.
- Metro services in between Kavi Subhash to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of Orange Line will start very soon.
- The second approval was for Joka Station to the upcoming Majerhat Station of Purple Line and Joka Depot of Joka-Esplanade Corridor. As a result of this approval, now Metro rakes on this stretch can be run with EI based Signalling System.
- At present, services on this stretch in between Joka to Taratala are being run following ‘One Train Only System’. Metro services in Purple Line will be extended up to Majerhat station very soon.
This approval of CCRS will enhance flexibility in train operations and number of services can be increased if situation demands on this stretch. It is to be noted that at present, a total 24 services play on this stretch daily.
Source: Kolkata Metro- Press Release | Images Credit (representational): Kolkata Metro
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