Pune, India (Urban Transport News): Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Janak Kumar Garg, conducted a three-day inspection and testing of PCMC-Phugewadi section and 5 stations of Priority Section of Pune Metro Rail project between 26 -28 December, 2021.
During his inspection he carried out inspection of all 5 metro stations of priority corridors namely Phugewadi, Kasarwadi, Bhosari, Sant Tukaram, and PCMC including all the passenger amenities provided by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Maha Metro).
CMRS team checked provision of staircases, conducted test on lifts and escalators for proper functioning as per codal standards/NBC; facilities provided in metro station for convenience of differently abled and normal passengers eg toilets, ramps, signages; fire prevention system -conducted mock drill of smoke detection and fire alarm and readiness of metro station control staff to handle emergency situations/evacuation of passengers in case of emergency; AFC gates & ticketing facilities; Auxiliary Sub Stations/Telcom/ communication/signaling facilities at stations.
The team took motor trolly Inspection of entire 7-km section in both the directions during which he conducted intensive quality checks of track, rail welding, curves, drainage from Viaduct, Points and crossing, critical track components, Buffer stops, Platform clearances on all the station, checked overhead electrical traction system, signaling system.
The CMRS team conducted confirmatory train testing on entire 7-km section by metro train in both the direction and turn back arrangements for train at PCMC and Phugewadi. The team inspected elevated viaduct and Conducted NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) to check quality of concrete, steel girders with regards to codal provision.
The team also conducted intensive quality audit of Maha-Metro works of all the departments. They carried inspection of overhead maintenance facility for coaches at PCMC end at sunken pit. CMRS accompanied trial run and testing of newly arrived coaches from Hill View Car Depot at Vanaz to Garware. These trainsets are undergoing intensive trial testing before their induction into regular services.
All the testing has been successful and CMRS expressed his satisfaction and appreciated quality of work by Maha-Metro. Authorization of CMRS for PS1 section of Maha-Metro is expected shortly.