CMRS Begins Final Inspection of Bangalore Metro’s Green Line

This morning, the appointed Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, KA Manoharan, and his team of 3 other officials from the Indian Railways’ Southern Circle started a 3-day safety inspection of Bangalore Metro’s 12 km Sampige Road – Yelachenahalli section of the Green Line. This visual inspection is the final step required prior to the start of commercial operations on the entire 24.20 Green Line which’ll mark the completion of works on the city’s 42.30 km Phase 1 project.

Prior to this, the CMRS made a brief visit to the line’s southern terminal at Yelachenahalli Station on the 24th before heading out of the city due to other commitments.

In case you missed my previous posts or tweets on the CMRS’ inspection, here’s a brief agenda:

• 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.

Pending section of the Green Line – view Bangalore Metro map & information

Schedule for today – for station codes see this list

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The CMRS’ team will include today’s observations in their final report which is expected to be submitted to the BMRCL by the end of this week. That report will include train operation suggestions, any necessary infrastructure corrections & completions prior to starting commercial operations, and whether an approval or conditional-approval has been granted or not.

For more updates, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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22 Responses to "CMRS Begins Final Inspection of Bangalore Metro’s Green Line"

  1. Ronith says:

    TMRG, I saw a report saying 12 TBM’s will be used for tunneling in Phase 2. What is the veracity of these claims? Thank you.

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, MD has mentioned this a few times in the past 6 months, so it looks like BMRCL will stipulate the use of 3 TBMs on each of the 4 civil packages. An accurate image will emerge after they invite tenders for its construction.

      This will mean higher construction cost and area required for launching TBMs at the station sites, but it’ll ensure faster construction – so it’s good for the city as that line was needed yesterday.

      Reply
  2. RM Rahul says:

    What are ASS and TETRA mentioned at 10:00?

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  3. Jayant Murthy says:

    Today’s paper says June 15 for the opening. Seems ambitious

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I haven’t seen that specific report, but June 15 or any other date is purely conjecture at this point of time.

      Reply
  4. Raihaan says:

    Hi all. Pls advise when will tannery road metro work will start .

    Reply
    • TMRG says:

      BMRCL needs to do 2 things: (1) sign up for an external loan. Talks with EIB are ongoing (2) invite construction bids after securing the external loan (3) have KIADB speed up land acquisition. That said, at this time construction can only start in/after mid 2018.

      Reply
  5. Brajesh Kumar says:

    I am a regular commuter on purple line. I see false ceiling at various stations like Cubbon park, Vidhan Saudha, Central college is coming off. Air-conditioning hardly works. Information monitors many a times not in sync with actual time and train running times. Few places, fire alarm, lighting fixtures, which I think are retro fitted are coming off. Turnstile gates at Cubbon park fails quite often and contract employee s have no clue what to do in such situations.
    Kindly, see that Electricals and false ceiling contractor is black listed for it’s shoddy job.

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  6. Chandresh says:

    Hi TMG,

    Thanks for all the updates you have been providing. Just for a curiosity want to know, if a person who wants to travel from J.P. Nagar to yesvantpur railway station, do he need to change train at majestic?

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    • Nags says:

      No… Changing training not required

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      • NV says:

        JP nagar yeshvanthpur comes in same line… No need to change… JP nagar to BYPL you need to change at Majestic… I am just curious to know if we need to buy new token at interchange….

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        • Bhanu says:

          No you don’t need to buy a new token at interchange coz you don’t have to exit the station to change lines so you won’t be passing through any AFC gates where you need to drop the token. That will be at the end of your journey.

          Reply
  7. DDD says:

    It’s high time metro authorities force people to follow queue while boarding the train . We have queue for tickets and gates but survival of the fittest when it comes to getting into the metro . I have seen in Dubai metro where they make a partition using string type belt. Every door on the metro coach has 2 sliding doors .one used to by people getting down and the other by for people in queue to get it . Tmrg , is there is way this suggestion reaches the higher authority. There are so many guards on platform who can easily enforce it to begin with .. I used Twitter too , but no one gave a damn.

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    • TKP says:

      In most countries with a robust metro , etiquette decides the entry and exit from the coaches. Europe, London, US included, I have not been to some of the eastern countries having metros like Singapore and Japan (others free to comment).
      You allow exiting passengers and then board.
      Problems in India 😕 we all want to board and exit simultaneously, not enough coaches for the number of people.

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      • Citizen says:

        Having lived in NYC for considerable time, I can tell you the subway at rush hour there has a dog eat dog crowd. Probably second only to the Mumbai suburban rail rush! Its not too bad here in comparison!

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    • Mukesh says:

      Correct, Even I had given feedback on Namma Metro app. But I think no one is bothered.

      Reply
  8. sanjay shastri says:

    The schedule followed by the CMRS is detailed and lists inspection for every overground station with a specific time when CMRS will arrive at a station. The schedule strangely does not list any specfic time for inspection of Chickpet station nor KR market station the two underground stations on Reach 4, unless one is missing it.. Day 3 is for speed trial and so again no inspection of the underground station. It would thus appear that BMRCL is aiming to simply open Reach 4 via this exercise and will leave opening operations of the UG stations on reach 4 to a later date. I will be truly surprised if the CMRS allows stations to become operational which by the BMRCL’s own newsletter of May, needs concrete pouring of large amounts of cubic metres to fix the concourse slab and roof slab at various underground stations. Improperly constructed exits some of which are non-functional and with the hazards of facing construction and construction machinery, leave alone evacuation in case of fire or fumes is really putting personal egos ahead of the lives and safety of common citizens. What an exasperating farrago of half-truths and disingenuous behaviour.

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    • Jayant Murthy says:

      Agreed but to tell you the truth, I would be fine with it. I’m losing half an hour twice per day in my commute because of this delay.

      Reply
  9. Raihaan says:

    Dear all. Pls advise when will tannery road metro work will start .

    Reply
  10. Saqib says:

    Hi Guys!
    I want to know which kind of traction used by Namma metro, OHE or through Third Rail

    Reply

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