Test train for East-West’s Sealdah extension to run in July-end

Signalling tests for East-West Metro’s Sealdah extension is due to start at the end of this month. For this, for the first time a train will be run from Phoolbagan station till Sealdah. The authorities are eyeing a yearend commissioning of the Sealdah extension.

To facilitate the Sealdah extension, Metro Railway general manager Manoj Joshi on Thursday inspected the under-construction Metro station along with KMRC MD Manas Sarkar and KMRC’s director (projects) N C Karmali, below Sealdah railway station.

The GM reviewed the station commissioning work and installation of various equipment related to signalling, air-conditioning, power supply, platform screen doors and tracks. Joshi was satisfied with the progress, which has now picked up, as the state government last month exempted infrastructure projects from the ongoing Covid-induced restrictions.

A senior KMRC official said: “The signalling tests due to start in July-end will continue for some time. We intend to commission the Sealdah extension by the year-end.”

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