CMRS to inspect Kochi Metro’s 2nd Stretch on September 21-22

Update: The inspection has been pushed to September 25-26.

The final round of safety inspections on the 5 km Palarivattom – Maharaja’s College section of Kochi Metro’s 25.612 km Line-1 are scheduled to be held over 2 days on September 21 and 22 by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) from the Indian Railways’ Southern Circle.

Construction on this section was carried out by Larsen & Toubro (Package KC-03, CUSAT – JLN Stadium) and Soma Enterprise (Package KC-03, JLN Stadium – Ernakulum South), and interior finishing works are still underway at all stations. Trial runs (testing) on the extension started on July 14 during which a train was operated manually to check its interaction with the line’s civil structure. Signalling tests on Alstom’s Urbalis 400 communications-based train control (CBTC) system began on August 26 and were completed in under 2 weeks.

This new elevated section of Line-1 runs on Banerjee Road and MG Road, and once operational will extend the 13.2 km operational line deep into the city center through 5 new stations at JLN Stadium, Kaloor, Lisie, MG Road and Maharaja’s College –

2nd stretch of Kochi Metro’s Line-1 – view Kochi Metro map and information

Kerala’s Chief Minister has confirmed his availability to inaugurate this section on October 3, just in time for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which starts on October 6. I’ll post about the inauguration date whenever it’s fixed.

Some recent images via KMRL’s FB page

Turning towards MG Road

JLN Stadium Station which’ll serve as Line-2’s southern terminal in the future

MG Road Station

Maharaja’s College Station

Running on Banerjee Road

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

– TMRG

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