Ruby-New Garia Metro section ready with power supply for testing
The 6.2 kilometer section of the Ruby-New Garia metro project is now ready with a 33 KV power supply to allow for future testing in this part of the corridor. The authorities of the executing agency, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited are running past the October deadline for the final commissioning of the section.
For power supply, a substation was built at Satyajit Ray metro station. Electricity will be supplied to the tracks for testing and subsequent train operations from this 33 KV capacity substation provided by the CESC. The RVNL is now preparing to begin testing along the section soon.
For this, a non-AC rake from the Noapara carport must be carried here. In particular, trials in Phase 1 of the New Garia-Airport metro extending a distance of approximately 6.2 km from Kavi Subhas to Ruby Crossing are due to start very soon.
As the section does not yet have the high-tech communication-based train control (CBTC) signaling system, testing of this section must be carried out using non-AC rakes in “one train on one line” mode. .
Since the high-tech signaling system is not yet ready, tests must be carried out using radar and microwave instruments. Once the next 6.2 km stretch is operational, Kavi Subhash Metro Station is expected to become the junction of two crucial metro corridors – the old North-South Kavi Subhas-Dakshineswar line and the new Garia-Airport corridor.