Date of post: 10 Jan, 2019
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has successfully commenced the signalling & integrated testing trials by moving the Metro train in the balance section upto Munshipulia. The integrated testing and trials are for smooth operation of the trains having interface with signalling, telecommunication, track and traction.
The integrated testing of different systems, signalling, track and traction is performed at different speeds on the elevated viaduct and inside the tunnel under different operating scenario.
The trains have been provided with the latest state-of-the-art Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC) Signalling system with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) for automatic braking to prevent any collision. The Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system has been provided to ensure automatic management of train movement by Automatic Route Setting and Automatic Train Regulation by supervising the train movement continuously and optimizing the train movements in case of abnormalities.
This integrated signalling trial will also test for the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and other aspects of Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC). The signalling testing is also being verified and validated by an international Independent Safety Assessor (ISA).
Before the commencement of the trial, Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC performed a special ‘Pooja’ at the Charbagh Metro Station at 6.30 AM in the morning.Speaking on the occasion, Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, said “I am extremely happy on this achievement and I must congratulate all the engineers, senior officers of LMRC, our contractors and General Consultants (GC) associated with the Lucknow Metro Project. I also thank the whole team of LMRC for their hard work and sincere efforts to make this happen. It was, nevertheless, an easy task to achieve this feat in such a stiff target.”
With this remarkable achievement, the Lucknow Metro has taken another notable step in keeping with the title of the the country’s fastest Metro project.
LMRC already has the distinction of completing the priority section in shortest possible time till date in India. The progress of the project for balance section is also fast moving in creating another milestone in very short span.
The resident of the city responded in extreme joy by waving their hand when the train was moving from Charbagh to Munshi Pulia.
It will take around 4-5 weeks to complete the signalling and integrated testing trials.
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