Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Commissioner of Railway Safety on 23rd November 2020 gave a conditional safety certificate to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to commence commercial operation of metro services on a 6.29 km section of Green Line from Yelachenahalli to Anjanapura of Phase 2 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project.
Abai Kumar Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety from Southern Circle (Bengaluru) has completed his two days safety inspection of the section on 19th November 2020 and conducted speed trails up to 90 kmph and 85 kmph on down and up lines. This is the first section which was constructed under the supervision of BMRCL without taking assistance of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) which had given consultancy for Phase I of the project.
CMRS has mentioned a total of 37 conditions in his sanction order. "I sanction and authorize the opening of Bangalore Metro's double line for passengers with 750V DC electric traction at the operating speed up to 80 kmph or the speed permitted by automatic train protection (ATP), whichever is less. Maximum train speed on platforms should be restricted to up to 60 kmph. Along corves theoretical speed should be worked out based on the radius," said Commissioner of Railway Safety in his letter.
Talking about the opening date, BMRCL officials said they are seeking the inauguration date of this section from the office of the chief minister of Karnataka and the Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs.
This first section is part of the Green Line Extension and 73.92 km proposed Phase 2 of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project. This section includes 5 new elevated stations at Konankunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalgattapura and Anjanapura.
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