CMRS Inspects Kolkata Metro Line-2’s Sealdah Station & Tunnels

Md. Latief Khan – the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) from the North-East Frontier Railway last week conducted a 2-day final safety inspection of Kolkata Metro Line-2’s 2.1 km Phoolbagan – Sealdah section.

This leg of the 16.34 km Green Line (East-West line) is entirely underground and in the coming weeks will become the 3rd section of the line to become commercially operational.

The CMRS led a 3 member team and inspected everything you can think of – the section’s tunnels, tunnel ventilation system (TVS), rails/tracks, third rail, elevators, escalators, fire fighting system, Hitachi-STS signaling & train-control system, control room and passenger facilities at Sealdah Station.

Sealdah Station – Photo Copyright: Faishal Khan
Route of Sealdah – Phoolbagan section – view Kolkata Metro route map & information
Photo Copyright: Manish Kumar
Photo Copyright: Faishal Khan
Photo Copyright: Faishal Khan

Additional images can be viewed here on Metro Rail Kolkata’s Twitter handle. A nice video tour of Sealdah Station can be viewed here on YouTube.

Approvals from the CMRS are typically conditional in nature and take half a week to come through, so we’ll have to wait and see what conditions are laid out for Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) to begin operations.

After this section is approved and becomes operational, Line-2 will become 9.1 km long (Sector V – Sealdah) with a one-way end-to-end ticket costing just Rs. 20, which is quite cheap. An inauguration date is yet to be formally announced, but I hear they’re targeting Pahela Baishakh (April 15). Stay tuned!

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5 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Kolkata Metro Line-2’s Sealdah Station & Tunnels"

  1. Dd says:

    Does it has underpass to railway station platform??

  2. Hari Puttar says:

    So this line will open on Bengali new year ?

  3. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    One month has passed after the crs, no definite date,still on opening on the other hand maintenance is non existing on the existing opened sections and the hope it brought with it’s technology people didn’t benefit like wheel chair space on it’s train are there but no wheelchairs available.And to top it all the dgm who acts as the pro you will see him more on t.v.musical programs.


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