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.
Schedule for today – for station codes see this list
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!