Kochi: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will begin inspection on the first stretch of Kochi Metro project from today. A 4-member team led by Metro Rail Safety Commissioner K A Manoharan will inspect the stretch between Aluva – Palarivattom stations. The team will assess various aspects, including safety & security arrangements for passenger operations, during the inspection, which will be completed by Friday.
The team will inspect all the 11 stations between Aluva-Palarivattom including–
- Changampuzha Nagar
- The date of commissioning of the stretch can be decided soon after the completion of the inspection, according to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation office.
- The officer said,“If the Safety Commissioner gives the necessary clearance, the Kochi Metro will attain the status of being the first Metro project in the country to be commissioned within the shortest time span.”
- The civil work of the Metro rail stations had also been completed, the officer said.
- The work on the station buildings between Aluva-Palarivattom, platforms, the link bridge connecting the platforms and the premises of the building has been completed.
- The officer said,“The work which needs to be completed before the launch of the passenger operations is in progress. The construction of parking grounds, laying of aluminium sheets and other mandatory works will be completed in time.”
More About the Inspection
- The inspection will start at 9 am on the Metro corridor between Aluva and Muttom, on Wednesday.
- On Thursday, the inspection will be conducted between the Muttom and Edappally stretch.
- Also, the team will assess the signalling system at the Operation Control Centre in Muttom on the 2nd day.
- The team will assess the corridor between Edappally – Palarivattom, on Friday.
- CMRS will inspect the station access, signage, safety measures & technical aspects during the 3-day inspection.
- The state government had reportedly contacted the Prime Minister’s Office to check his availability for the inauguration.