Yesterday, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited announced the start of the final statutory inspections by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Line-1 and Line-3’s 10.55 km SR Nagar – Ameerpet – Mettuguda stretch in the run up to the system’s inauguration on November 28.
As per their press release, Ram Kripal – the CMRS from the Indian Railways’ South-Central Circle and his team of 3 other officials will inspect the civil works, permanent-way, rail overbridges, viaduct, stations, electrical, signalling and train control, telecommunication, rolling stock and other railway systems so as to ensure passenger safety during commercial operations.
This section consists of 2 lines which meet at the massive Ameerpet Interchange Station (see recent images) –
• Line-1 – SR Nagar – Ameerpet (750 m)
Note – Line-1’s Miyapur – SR Nagar stretch (approx 12 km) was inspected and approved in October 2016. L&T apparently extended testing to Ameerpet this past week.
• Line-3 – Mettuguda – Ameerpet (9.80 km) with stations at Secunderabad East, Parade Grounds, Paradise, Rasoolpura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet.
Note – Line-3’s Nagole – Mettuguda stretch (approx 8 km) was inspected and approved in March 2016. L&T extended testing to Begumpet in mid-October 2017 and then to Ameerpet in early November.
Some images –
L&T hasn’t disclosed the inspection’s day to day agenda or even the total duration of inspections, but they’re likely to last for 3 days given the scope of route involved. I’ll add those details here whenever known.
Update – The inspection took place over 3 days from November 17-19.
For more updates, check out the Hyderabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!