Hyderabad: Trial runs in Metro corridor-II , i.e Jubliee Bus Station to Falaknuma, commenced on November 25th, which is another process in the Metro rail network in Hyderabad.
The Corridor :II, once commenced, it would take close to 16 minutes to cover this corridor from Jubliee Bus station to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station , against 45 minutes time taken by road.
With a length of 11 km, the corridor-II has 9 stations. They include Jubliee Bus station -Parade Grounds; Secunderabad West; Gandhi Hospital; Musheerabad; RTC X Road; Chikkadpally; Narayanaguda; Sultan Bazar; and Mahatma Gandhi Bus station
A team of technical experts and engineers led by HMRL MD Mr.NVS Reddy and L&TMRHL MD Mr. KVB Reddy, while they travelled in the en-route on Monday, observed various technical and safety parameters.
During the trial runs which would continue for few weeks, a number of technical specifications, performance criteria and safety standards will be tested, said HMRL MD N V S Reddy.
The inspecting experts test, signals, brake test by the signaling and train control system; OHE-Rolling stock (Metro coaches) current collection tests. Passenger information announcements and display tests; dummy passenger evacuation tests and degraded mode operation tests, etc.
“The data and other inputs in these tests will be sent online to M/s.Thales in Canada, which is supplying Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology. While the signalling and train control software will be fine tuned based on these inputs for safe operation of Metro trains in automatic mode with CBTC technology. After receipt of satisfactory performance and safety certification from Thales, the Internal Safety Assessor (ISA) M/s.Halcrow and other related Indian and international organisations, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will be invited for final safety clearance of the corridor. After CMRS safety certification, the corridor will be thrown open for passenger operations” added the MD.