European firm fine-tuning the signalling system of East-West Metro will declare the system fit for use only after 1,000 hours of trial, which the company considers necessary to ascertain whether a glitch detected a month ago has been fixed.
The glitch was spotted while rakes were negotiating sharp curves during a trial run. Railway officials said their plan for a faster trial to ensure an early start of commercial run had run into a roadblock following the European firm’s insistence on the 1,000-hour trial.
East-West Metro, when fully functional, will link Salt Lake Sector V with Howrah Maidan and run under the Hooghly river. In the first phase, the trains will run between Sector V and the Salt Lake stadium. Read More