India’s first underwater metro rail, which was imagined to make historical past by operating, was abruptly postponed. This comes when two rakes have been efficiently transported from East-West Metro’s Sealdah station with the assistance of a battery-driven locomotive on Sunday,
In line with Metro Railway officers, the 2 rakes will witness a motion and make their journey from Kolkat’s Esplanade to Howrah Maidan beneath the Hooghly River within the upcoming days. The shortened Esplanade-Howrah Maidan stretch will thereafter endure practice trials so as to obtain security approval for operation. Within the subsequent few days, when the rakes cross the river, they’ll go by way of Howrah Station, the nation’s deepest metro station, which is 33 metres under the floor.
In the meantime, the involved increased authorities directed that the rakes would journey the remaining 4.8 km from Esplanade to the terminal Howrah Maidan station within the coming days somewhat than on Sunday. That is a part of the East-West Metro undertaking, which can ultimately cowl 16 km from Sector V to Howrah Maidan under the river.
In the meantime, over the final seven days, exams on the 2 rakes had taken place contained in the Salt Lake depot of East-West Metro. A locomotive powered by batteries was used to drag the rakes. Since there isn’t a 3rd line to electrically energy practice journeys between Sealdah, Bowbazar, and Esplanade, the battery-operated hybrid locomotive bought from South Korea’s Kum Chum System Co Ltd got here in useful.
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