Date of Post: 02 Sep, 2017
Kochi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has started work between Maharaja’s College & Ernakulam south.
A consortium of Cherian Varkey Construction Company (CVCC) & Vijay Nirman Constructions (VNC) — which has been awarded the contract has started the work near Jos Junction.
- A Kochi Metro official said,”They have started mobilising men and materials. Sub-contractors have been enlisted. Barricades have already been placed at the site near Jos Junction. The work will gain momentum once Onam holidays get over.”
- They have started work at Thykkoodam along Vyttila-Pettah stretch, he added.
- As the KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited) gears up to launch commercial operations of Metro services from Aluva to Maharaja’s College by the last week of September or first week of October, the DMRC has speeded up the ongoing works between Palarivattom & Maharaja’s College.
- The official said,”Signal trials are progressing, and high-speed signal trials are also being conducted. The station works are also at an advanced state. Many of these are nearing completion.”
- The process for granting ISA certification for advanced signalling will most probably take place by mid-September.
- After obtaining ISA certification, the CMRS (commissioner of Metro rail safety) will inspect the signalling system, tracks & platforms.
- The CMRS inspection is expected on September 22 or 23.
- Currently trial runs are being held between Palarivattom & Maharaja’s College stretch at night hours, metro officials said.
- Trial runs will be carried out during day time after obtaining CMRS clearance.