CMRS Inspects Kolkata Metro’s Dakshineswar Extension

The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) from the railways’ eastern circle today began its 2-day statutory final safety inspection for Kolkata Metro Line-1’s new 4.1 km Noapara – Baranagar – Dakshineswar section.

The CMRS led a 3 member team and inspected Dakshineswar’s passenger & station control room’s facilities, performed a trolley-inspection of the line to Banaranagar, inspected that station’s facilities, and performed a trolley-inspection of the line to Noapara. In the evening, they boarded an ICF-Medha train-set for speed trials, clocking speeds of 80 kmph in both directions.

Rahee Infratech completed track-work in record time despite the COVID-19 related disruptions. The line’s 750 V DC Third Rail system was energized on November 30, 2020 and train trial runs (testing) began on December 23, 2020.

This new section will extend Line-1 northward through 2 new stations named Baranagar and Dakshineswar – see images herehere and here.

Noapara to Dakshineswar extension of Line-1 – view Kolkata Metro information & route map

Some snaps:

Trolley inspection of the line’s viaduct, third rail & tracks

As shared earlier – Kolkata Metro is looking to inaugurate this section by Prime Minister Modi on February 10. An official announcement is still pending, but that’s the date being chased right now. Feb 9 Update: Inauguration date has been postponed. I’m now hearing a tentative date of February 18.

When this extension becomes operational, the existing 28.14 km north-south Line-1, currently connecting Noapara with New Garia (Kavi Subhash), will become 32.25 km long.

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7 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Kolkata Metro’s Dakshineswar Extension"

  1. U says:

    This Extension will probably the last extension of India’s Oldest Metro Line.A historic moment.
    This extension will be the 2nd last stretch of Kolkata Metro to be opened by this year.Next I think will be the Kolkata Metro Line 2 from Phoolbagan to Sealdah.

  2. Kanishka says:

    So, 13.151km to be commissioned this month; 9.051 km (Chennai, TN) + 4.1 km (Kolkata, WB)…Elections due in both cities/states.

    …thereby the operational route marker in your quick snap-shot will hit 697km (684.24 + 13.151 = 697.391) this month.

    When will the marker cross 700 kms?

    Any more commissioning expected in Q1 / Q2 of this year?…which line/city next?


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