Navi Mumbai Metro May Be On Track Soon, Oscillation Testing Begins Today | Bombay News
These oscillation tests are considered to be an important step before the commissioning of metro services. The Indian Railways Research Wing will test the braking system, tracks and safety of metro cars at different times, before determining that the network is ready for passenger service.
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
POSTED ON AUGUST 28, 2021 06:39 AM IST
Indian Railways’ Research Design and Standard Organization (RDSO) will begin sway testing from Saturday for a section of the Metro rail system at Navi Mumbai to ensure safe and quality journeys ahead of its scheduled start. later this year. The four elevated corridors of the Navi Mumbai metro project are being developed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), which aims to begin service for citizens soon after the oscillation tests.
“Oscillation tests for subway line 1 from Pendhar station to Central Park station will be conducted by RDSO from August 28,” CIDCO wrote in a tweet Tuesday. “Elevated corridors under the Navi Mumbai metro will be developed by CIDCO, interconnecting several nodes, making public transport more efficient. “
These oscillation tests are considered an important step before the commissioning of metro services for citizens. The Indian Railways Research Wing will test the braking system, tracks and safety of metro cars at different times, before determining that the network is ready for the start of passenger service. The metro oscillation tests will be carried out on a section of 5.14 km between Pendhar station and Central Park station in Navi Mumbai.
The Navi Mumbai metro project is divided into four phases, the first of which starts at Belapur station and ends at Pendhar station near Taloja. The route, currently under construction, has 11 stations spread over a section of 11.10 km. The second phase aims to connect Khandeshwar and Taloja MIDC, while the third has been planned between Pendhar and Taloja MIDC. The fourth and final phase of the Navi Mumbai metro provides connectivity between Khandeshwar and the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) near Panvel, according to reports.
Earlier this year, CIDCO awarded a contract to the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) to operate and maintain the services of the first phase of the Navi Mumbai metro project for a decade.