CMRS Finishes Bangalore Metro Green Line’s Inspection

Day#3 – the final day of safety inspections on Bangalore Metro Green Line’s 12 km pending section just came to a wrap. KA Manoharan, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), and his team today inspected Majestic, Chickpet & KR Market underground stations, and also took an end to end ride from Hessaraghatta Cross (Nagasandra) to Yelachenahalli due to which the line was closed down for commercial services at 2 pm for the rest of the day.

The team started their 3-day final inspection of the line on Monday and first visited the 8 km National College – Yelachenahalli elevated Reach-4 & Reach-4A sections. On Tuesday, they inspected the 4 km UG-1 underground section from Sampige Road to National College, and at the end of the day indicated that they might need an additional day (Thursday) to inspect if the need arises.

Depending on our inspection on Wednesday, we can finalize if we have to inspect the line any further. I will have to make sure the entire service is safe for people and only then issue the safety certificate
– KA Manoharan to TOI 

June 1 Update – Inspections are confirmed to be carried out on Thursday as well. The team will visit the line’s Peenya Depot in north Bangalore and the system’s Operations Control Centre at Baiyappanahalli Depot.

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

Schedule for today – for station codes see this list. They squeezed in a visit to Chickpet, KR Market stations as well as an additional visit to Majestic Station.

Images:

Photo Copyright: BMRCL

KR Market Station – Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Majestic Station – Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Fire drill – Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Speed trial – Photo Copyright: BMRCL

Photo Copyright: Kunal S Doddanavar

Photo Copyright: Kunal S Doddanavar

As mentioned yesterday, 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 required 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 Finishes Bangalore Metro Green Line’s Inspection"

  1. Manish Sheth says:

    Pls notify new posts

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  2. vinayprabhu says:

    Hi TMRG,

    What are the updates on K.R Market and Chickpet Metro stations ? Are they ready with at-least one entry and exit points ? Can we expect the entire phase 1 to be operational by June 15th or any more dramas by BMRCL blaming CMRS for the delay and missing this target too ?

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    • Ravi Kumar says:

      Yeah ! these BMRCL People are Drama Masters , I think after completing entire Phase 1 works in Bengaluru they will hired by National School of Drama, Pune as Professors .

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    • Ravi Kumar says:

      Yeah ! these BMRCL People are Drama Masters , I think after completing entire Phase 1 works in Bengaluru they will be hired by National School of Drama, Pune as Professors .

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  3. Jayant Murthy says:

    It just feels that there is a lot of unnecessary drama about this. The real inspections were done earlier – this is a superficial check to make sure that there are no open sores. They should focus on expediting the opening of the line.

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    • Ravi Kumar says:

      just opening line Faster and do not Care for people Safety that is what you mean, –

      Looks to be Nonsense Affair.

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  4. Rushil says:

    Is all the rolling stock of BMRCL 3 coach? That seems to be woefully inadequate for the ridership projections. Is there a timeline on procurement of new rolling stock?

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    • vinayprabhu says:

      As per update from my friends at BEML, coaches will be delivered only from June 2019 onwards..

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      • vinayprabhu says:

        As of now it’s only 3 coaches, additional coaches supply will start from June 2019..so may be by end of Dec 2019 we can expect 6 coaches..

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        • Rushil says:

          Wow that genuinely seems like a recipe for disaster. If the 5 lakh ridership projections are correct (which are conservative in my opinion), the next 2 years are going to make for extremely crowded trains.

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    • Jayant Murthy says:

      They can increase the frequency, I suppose. My fear is that they like it when the trains are horribly overcrowded simply to increase their profits.

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    • Ravi Kumar says:

      Please Refer to BMRCL Tender Notice and do not fail to check for lowest Bidder.

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  5. Suma says:

    Ehhhh I was excited that it is starting today on June 1st ….. I travel to indranagar daily for work from kanakpura road, the only hope was metro greenline hope it starts soon… And also let us know the exact commencement date

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  6. Srichand says:

    Please keep me updated

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  7. Gargi says:

    Please tell the date when it will commence. Everyday reading the same news of inspection put on in different ways for each news.

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  8. Srichand says:

    They are misleading reports.
    The K R market station and chickpet station are not ready.
    Will take at least two more months to complete
    In the meanwhile they will give some lame excuse for the delay.
    Karma for having Congress rule

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    • Shashidharv says:

      Initially BMRCL said November , Then Feb, March , Now its looks like August opening as stations are not yet complete .

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  9. K SBalan says:

    Thank you for the latest updates.Eagerly waiting for the inaugural day.

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  10. Badrinath says:

    I am daily travelling from Jalahalli to Banashankari which is around 30 kms. I am eagerly waiting for the opening of the Green Line from Mantri Square to Kanakapura Road. Kindly don’t delay further. Kindly give us the opening date.

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  11. partha b says:

    For god’s sake now do not give any more excuses. Get the green line running.
    People like us has been waiting for years now and we want the metro service to start without any more delay. Enough drama and nonsense already.

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