HYDERABAD: The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited started the first test run on the completed Stage-2 (between Miyapur and Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar on Corridor-1 (Red Line) successfully last Thursday.
Trial run will commence after the test runs are successfully completed. Test run and trial run are independent of each other. In trial run all the trains will run as per the time table and various emergency scenarios will be simulated to ensure the safety of passengers.
This is a major step towards making the section ready for commercial operations. This section also includes Bharat Nagar rail over bridge (RoB).
There are several tests to be conducted on the rolling stock, signalling, track, overhead electrical equipment and other systems.
The major tests to be conducted during pre-commissioning and test run period include propulsion system, brake system, electro-magnetic compatibility, electro-magnetic interference, passenger addressing, passenger information system, CCTVs, doors test, ventilation and air-conditioning, rescue operation, etc under static and dynamic tests of rolling stocks.
While integrated testing and commissioning with other systems include signalling integration with trains, current collection test, passenger address and passenger information display system tests and rail overbridge loading tests, etc.
“I am delighted that we could accomplish this task which clearly indicates the nearing of commercial operations on Stage-2 of Corridor-1 from Miyapur to SR Nagar. Very soon people of Hyderabad can expect to experience travelling in their metro rail,” L&THMRL managing director VB Gadgil said.
The tests are to be conducted on rolling stock, signalling, track, overhead electrical equipment, propulsion system, brake system, electro-magnetic compatibility, doors, ventilation, AC, etc.
Sultan Baazar Traders Call for Bandh Today
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