Who is to blame for the delay in starting services of the East-West Metro Corridor between Salt Lake Sector-V and Salt Lake Stadium in October? While Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) blamed the software-supplying company for the delay, reliable sources in BEML Ltd — the firm supplying rakes for the corridor — claimed otherwise. According to a BEML source, the KMRCL and its signaling contractor are to blame for the schedule going haywire.
“There was a delay in deciding on the type of signaling system to be adopted. It was originally planned that trains would run using the “distance to go” (DTG) system. Later, this was changed to the “computer based train control” (CBTC) system. This was finalized in mid-2017. However, after several rounds of meetings with KMRCL’s signaling contractor, the technical issues could be sorted out only very recently,” the source added. Read More
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