CMRS finishes Mumbai Metro inspection

मुंबई Mumbai:  Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has concluded the physical inspection of the Mumbai Metro. P.S. Baghel, CMRS, had started the physical inspection of the Metro Line-1 from April 18. CMRS safety check is the last statutory certification requirement before the 11.4 km Versova- Andheri-Ghatkopar line is opened to the public.

During the inspection, CMRS checked the entire Metro system, which included rolling stocks, workshops, depot, OCC, corridors, stations, tracks, OHE etc. Speaking to RailNews, Mr Baghel said that he will be going to Lucknow to discuss the inspection with the Research Design and Standard Organisation (RDSO) officials and then cross check all the other necessary approvals, including rolling stocks, from the Railway Board. Mr Baghel said, “Prima facie, I found all the constructions and specifications of the Metro quite satisfactory, but there are a few finishing works remaining which would be taken care of very soon.”

On a question on how long would he take to issue the final and statutory certificate to the Metro, he replied, “I could take one day or two days or even three. Few things are yet to be ascertained with the other concerned officials.”

“Only after being completely satisfied and concluding the detailed tests and trials, the CMRS would authorise MMOPL to commence passenger operations on the line. Thereafter, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) would approach the Ministry of Railways for declaring the line open for public carriage” said the MMOPL spokesperson.