Hat tip to Bhavin.
The Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) has plans to install platform screen doors (PSDs) on its upcoming metro stations in Ahmedabad! Their design, supply, installation, testing & commissioning will be carried out by a dedicated contractor for which bids are yet to be invited, but the MEGA has already begun scouting for employees to represent them and liaison with the contractor.
Here’s a blurb from MEGA’s recent job notification:
Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Manager (Legal), Senior Social Development Officer, Manager-Platform Screen Doors (PSD), Assistant Manager-Platform Screen Doors (PSD), Assistant General Manager (Human Resources), Assistant General Manager (Track) or Senior Manager (Track), Deputy General Manager (Architecture) or Assistant General Manager (Architecture) and Assistant General Manager (Civil).
The eligible candidates can apply online to the post through the prescribed format on or before 15 July 2016.
•Manager-Platform Screen Doors (PSD)– Candidate must be B.E/B.Tech (Electronics /Communications /Mechanical / Electrical) engineering graduate.
• Assistant Manager-Platform Screen Doors (PSD)– Candidate must be B.E/B.Tech (Electronics /Communications /Mechanical / Electrical) engineering graduate.
Other details about the PSDs are a little sketchy at the moment, but most likely they will only be commissioned at the 4 stations on the 6.83 km underground section between Apparel Park Depot & Shahpur for which bids were invited in March. Besides preventing suicides & accidents due to passenger movement, the PSDs will greatly help to reduce maintenance costs by improving the quality of the underground environment, and lowering air-conditioning and ventilation costs.
PSDs are currently in operation on the Delhi’s Airport Express Line & being installed on the Yellow, Pink & Magenta lines. Elsewhere in the country, they are being installed in Chennai (see testing video) and will soon be installed on the Kolkata Metro’s east-west line.
For more updates, check out the Ahmedabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!