Metro Rail inspection starts between AGDMS-Washermanpet, services to commence soon

The Commissioner of Metro Railways Safety, K A Manoharan, along with his team has started inspecting the underground stretch of Phase 1 of Chennai Metro Rail, from AG-DMS to Washermanpet. The work, which started on Saturday, will go on till 20-01-2019, said a press release from Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. After that, services will commence on the stretch, linking the northern parts of Chennai with other parts of the city. This stretch in the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase 1 will be the last section of the 45 km alignment.

According to the statement, several Civil, operations and system readiness namely OHE height and stagger measurement, Demonstration of fire hydrant at Ramp Area, Demonstration of TVS Jet fans, Ramp Sump pump Inspection and Overview, Measurement of Schedule of Dimensions (SODs), Gauge, level and clearance measurement at every 200m intervals, Demonstration ofPassenger Emergency Telephone (PET), Public Announcement (PAP) and PassengerInformation Displays (PIDS), Lifts and Escalators, HV room and M05 room to name a few will be inspected
during the two day inspection.

The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The system commenced service in 2015 after partially opening the first phase of the project. The network consists of two colour-coded lines covering a length of 35 kilometres.