Yesterday afternoon, KA Manoharan, the designated Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways’ Southern Circle made a pre-inspection visit to Bangalore Metro’s Yelachenahalli (erst. Puttenahalli) Station – the southern terminal of the 24.20 km Green Line. During the brief three hour visit, he and his deputy observed the station’s equipment, electrical and controller’s rooms to check its launch-readiness.
The CMRS has other railway inspections lined up during the rest of the week in north Karnataka, and will be back in the city to conduct the final round of safety inspections on the 12 km Sampige Road – Yelachenahalli section between May 29-31 (Mon-Wed).
Here’s a brief agenda of the planned inspection:
• May 29 – Inspection of Yelachenahalli – National College (8 kms, Reach 4 & 4A)
• May 30 – Inspection of Sampige Road – National College (4 kms, UG 1)
• May 31 – Speed trial & Peenya Depot’s inspection
A highly detailed hourly programme for all 3 days can be viewed here.
Some images via BMRCL’s website:
Before you leave, check out this video of a Loram track-maintenance locomotive grinding the elevated Reach 4 section’s tracks.
For more updates, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!