Bengaluru: Namma metro to open Anjanapura station by November
The BMRCL is hoping to open Anjanapura metro station and services by November.
Bengaluru: A month after trial runs on the 6.29-km metro extension to Anjanapura began, the BMRCL is set to prepare the documents, including the test results, for submitting a proposal seeking the inspection of the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).
BMRCL officials said various tests, including speed trials, oscillation trials and various tests were underway on the Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura line.
The BMRCL officials said “If the independent agency suggests corrections, we have to work on them before going for the next step. We hope to get the test reports by an independent agency soon. We are still hoping to open the line within November”.
If the independent agency reports are positive, officials plan to approach the CRS, who also investigates the metro rail safety, within two weeks.
The planned commercial operations in November require obtaining all the clearances in the next four weeks.
Meanwhile, more than 28 metro employees, including controllers and loco pilots, tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
The Bengaluru metro staff have self-isolated and are in home quarantine or in hospitals as advised by the doctors depending on their health.