Kolkata Metro conducts speed trial run on Kavi Subhash – Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch

A trial run on Kavi Subhash – Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of Kavi Subhas – Jai Hind (Airport) Metro Project (Orange Line) has been conducted with an AC rake in presence of Shri P. Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway.

More Details:

  • During the return journey from Hemanta Mukhopadhyay to Kavi Subhas station, the speed trial was conducted at a speed of 80 kmph.This trial started at 13.24 hrs. and the rake reached Kavi Subhas station at 13.32 hrs. running non-stop. Shri Reddy was present at the Driving Motorman’s cab during this speed trial.
  • It is to be noted that this is the stretch o­n which a rake can run with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.

  • Shri P. Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, other Principal Heads of Departments and senior officials of Metro Railway and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited were present during this trial run.
  • The General Manager also inspected passenger amenities of different stations o­n this stretch and also the passenger interchanging arrangements in between Blue Line and Orange Line at Kavi Subhash Metro station.
  • Shri Reddy expressed his satisfaction seeing the overall work and the outcome of today’s trial run. He also travelled in the Metro from Park Street to Kavi Subhas in UP and DN and interacted with the commuters.

About Kolkata Metro:

  • Metro Railway, Kolkata is the first underground metro in India. It extends from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash Metro station near Garia, on the busy North-South axis of Kolkata over a length of 31.365 Kms. with 26 Stations & 15.70 Kms. of underground section.
  • Based on traffic studies, the Dum Dum – Tollygunge corridor was first selected for implementation and work started on 29th December, 1972. The first metro line in India was accomplished on 24th October 1984, a stretch of about 3.4 km between Esplanade and Bhowanipur (Netaji Bhavan), thrown open for the Public.

  • The Metro Railway, Kolkata was constructed progressively from 1972 to 2021. In Phase-I, a length of 16.45 Kms from Dum Dum to Tollygunge (Mahanayak Uttam Kumar) accomplished in 1995 and in Phase-II a length of 5.834 Kms from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar to Kavi Nazrul Metro station is accomplished in August, 2009.
  • In October 2010, Metro services further extended up to Kavi Subhash, a length of 2.851 Kms. It further extended Dum Dum to Noapara, a length of 2.091 Kms, on 10th July 2013. The last leg was opened on 23rd February 2021 for commercial operation from Noapara to Dakshineswar (4.139 Kms).
  • It extended in the East-West axis from Salt Lake Sector-V to Salt Lake Stadium, covering a length of 5.3 kms with 6 stations on 13th February 2020 and further extended from Salt Lake Stadium to Phoolbagan on 4th October 2020 (1.67 kms). It is further extended from Phoolbagan to Sealdah (2.33 kms) on 11th July 2022.

Source: Kolkata Metro- Press Release | Images Credit: Kolkata Metro