Jaipur Metro gets final Safety Nod, may start in May end

Jaipur (JP): Jaipur’s much-awaited Metro will soon get operational as Phase-I corridor (Mansarovar to Chandpole) has been given the safety nod from Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). However, the CMRS while giving the final sanction in the form of a authorization letter has put few conditions before opening the corridor.

It is expected that commercial operation will begin by end of May. Project director, Ashwani Saxena, informed, “We have received authorisation today for commencing services between Mansarovar to Chandpole, but with some conditions. The JMRC will fulfill these conditions and it is expected Metro will start commercial run in May end.”

“But before throwing it open for public, the JMRC will conduct a load test on three spans at double elevated track as per the directions. Also, the CMRS has directed to install speed restrictions signage’s at few curves on the track,” Saxena added.

Receiving a safety certification in one go is an big achievement for the Jaipur Metro as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has experimented with several new civil designs for the first time in the country.

With state-of-art technology, Jaipur Metro is unique in many aspects. General Manger , DMRC , Atul Gadgill said , “The DMRC has constructed double-storied elevated road and Metro track project for the first time in the country. Similarly, the project also includes construction of stations on a single pier using segmental construction technique, first of its kind in India.

Moreover, for the first time in the country, a sharp curve of 120 metre radius are been given by the DMRC. “We have constructed curves of 120 metre radius between Ram Nagar and Shyam Nagar stations and the railway station and Sindhi Camp,” added Gadgill.

The (CMRS) on Sunday concluded his inspection of the Metro rail. He tested the train by running it at its maximum speed with 600 passengers onboard. A mock drill for emergency exist was also performed between Chandpol and Sindhi Camp Railway Station.

Prior to this, the Railways’ research arm (RDSO), had issued necessary approvals for city’s first Metro corridor from Mansarovar to Chandpol. A top speed of 80-kmph has been set for the Metro, said officials.

The average speed of the Jaipur Metro on the 9.25-km route will be 32 kmph. “The Metro trains will not be allowed to cross 42 kmph at curves,” the officials said.