At the sites, Jain inspected the track, electrification and the signals. But his major thrust was on the safety and the technical aspects of Metro sites.
Railway board project advisor Pradeep Kumar and Jaipur Metro chairman & managing director Nihal Chand along with the officials from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation were also present. They briefed Jain about the safety measures taken in the project.
Jain also took a ride on a train from Mansarovar to Shyam Nagar. Along with that, he inspected the elevated route and track signals. At Mansarovar station, he checked the automatic fare collection system and safety arrangements. He also inspected the Mansarovar to Chand Pole route.
After the day-long inspection, Jain said that railway issues clearance to Metro projects after ensuring proper safety and checking the technical systems. The railway board has issued almost all clearances to Jaipur Metro, he added.
He also talked about the scheduled oscillation trials by Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO), a research wing of the railway board in November and said that on the basis of RDSO recommendations, more clearances for Jaipur Metro will be issued.
“This trial is a legal necessity before the train opens for passengers,” said Jain. During the trial, the RDSO will inspect the vibration on the tracks while the train is in motion. He also pointed out that compared to other metros, the width of the train here is less and hence safer on sharp curves. There is no reason for the train to get unstable on sharp curves, he said.