Trials completed in ‘record time’, project will soon face final scrutiny

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Source:  http://indianexpress.com

The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro will soon enter the final phase of scrutiny to obtain a safety certification, deeming the project to be sound for public use.

The Research Design & Standard Organisation (RDSO) has finished conducting safety tests on the corridor and will soon send a report to the commissioner of the Metro Rail Safety with its observations.

The RDSO tests began on January 31 and were completed in 11 days, much ahead of the scheduled completion date of February 22, as per details provided by the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), the consortium in charge of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro.

The RDSO is a statutory technical body that tests Metro rail systems for safety based on international standards as per the Metro Act.

While scrutinising the Metro project, the RDSO conducted oscillation trials to check the track-worthiness of the rolling stock under different conditions to determine its safety, stability and ridership quality. Similarly, the RDSO’s emergency breaking distance trials to ensure that the breaking systems are effective. The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro was tested to run at a maximum speed of 90 kmph. More info

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