DMRC official to inspect Rapid Metro tomorrow
The chief electrical engineer of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), who has been appointed as the electrical inspector of government (EIG) for the Gurgaon Rapid Metro, will inspect the project site on Thursday.
Chief electrical engineer Mahinder Kumar will take stock of the progress of the work so far and carry out on-track test ahead of the trail run scheduled for October 2.
The promoters of the Rs. 1,088 crore project, RMGL would also conduct a partial trial run on September 28 and 29 on the limited tracks laid on the alignment.
The first set of three coaches of India’s first privately-funded Rapid Metro Rail had reached Gurgaon from Shanghai on September 12.
With the trail run of the service scheduled for October 2, the train was lifted on to the tracks last week. The train had landed at the Mumbai airport on August 20 and reached Gurgaon via road.
According to RMGL officials, the state-run power transmission firm, Haryana Vidyut Parasan Nigam (HVPN), has already allocated 11 kva load for the project and the required transformers have been installed.
The officials said EIG Mahinder Kumar would inspect the feeder system as well as the third rail through which the train would draw power, unlike DMRC’s power cables running along the tracks on pillars.
“It is only after EIG Mahinder Kumar gives his nod for the electrification system, that the trial run can be started. He will pay a visit on September 27,” said a source.
RMG trains are scheduled to start commercial operations from March 31 or April 2 next year. According to RMGL officials, a total of five all-aluminium light-weight trains would be imported.
Four of these would be used to ferry passengers in routine, while the fifth train would be kept as a back-up.