MahaMetro Nagpur cleared a major obstacle, when it bagged the all-important certificate from Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO). The RDSO certificate was given to Metro, after Oscillation Trials were conducted by the 11-member RDSO team recently. With RDSO certificate under its belt, Maha Metro Nagpur now awaits permission from Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) team, scheduled to visit soon.
MahaMetro bagged the RDSO certificate within few days of the team’s visit to the city and inspection. The certificate was given on the rolling stock procured from CRRC, China by MahaMetro for Reach-I. The certificate validates fitness of important aspects of Metro train including track, rolling stock and OHE.
During its visit and inspection, the 11-member RDSO team had monitored the train movement for some of the major safety parameters including emergency brake distance (EBD) System, acceleration and deceleration of train, oscillation etc. Sand bags were kept in the train, as part of the various tests conducted by RDSO. The tests were conducted under dry and wet conditions. Sand bags weighing 64 tonnes were kept in the train as part of the oscillation trials and all the results of the tests were monitored and recorded by the team.
The team studied all the reports recorded during the trial and then awarded the certificate. The awarding of certificate means that MahaMetro Nagpur has gone a step ahead towards launching of passenger services. Now MahaMetro is awaiting CMRS nod for launch of operations. Thus, Nagpurians’ dream of a Metro ride is set to be a reality soon.