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Mumbai's first Metro line clears final safety inspection

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has concluded the physical inspection of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro line.

CMRS PS Baghel concluded the physical inspection of the Mumbai Metro Line – 1 on Monday.

The trial run of a Metro train
The trial run of a Metro train

CMRS safety check is the last statutory certification requirement before the 11.04 km VAG line is opened up for public.

CMRS started the inspection of the metro on April 18. The inspection covered the entire Metro system which includes rolling stocks, workshop, depot, OCC, corridor, stations, track, OHE etc.

“Only after being completely satisfied and concluding the detailed tests and trials, the CMRS would authorise MMOPL to commence passenger operations on the line. Thereafter, MMOPL has to approach the Ministry of Railways for declaring the line open for public carriage,” MMOPL official said.

It should be noted that at present the VAG line has already received approval from RDSO, the research wing of Indian Railways.

CMRS safety check is the last statutory certification requirement before the line is opened to the public. With opening of the line the journey on the route will be reduced to approximately 20 minutes from almost two hours.

Post receiving the RDSO certification on April 2nd. MMOPL applied to CMRS on April 4 and in the meanwhile was in the process of preparing for the safety inspection.

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