Commissionerate of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) team arrived in the city on Monday and inspected the work of Orange Line (Reach-1) and Aqua Line (Reach-3) of Nagpur Metro Rail project. Janak Kumar Garg, Railway Safety Commissioner, inspected Ajni Chowk and Rahate Colony stations under Reach-1 as well as LAD Chowk and Bansi Nagar metro stations. He also inspected various facilities for passengers in the station area. The CMRS team expressed satisfaction over the operations and safety measures in the station area. Maha Metro is confident of getting the certification of these stations soon. Metro service can be started from 16 stations instead of 12.
The CMRS team inspected AFC gate, emergency call point, emergency stop plunger, elevators and escalators, passenger amenities like toilets, drinking water arrangement, baby care room, special toilets for Divyangs, information board, etc. It also inspected Signalling Equipment Room, Telecom Equipment Room, Transformers, Station Control Room and other safety measures. Mock-drills were performed to demonstrate readiness in different situations. Maha Metro has set up 132 KV receiving substation at Jhansi Rani Metro Station The sub-station will ensure uninterrupted power supply and also benefit metro stations and metro trains on East-West Corridor. The area of these metro stations is as follows: Ajni Square – 4,815 sq. mtr, on Orange Line; Rahate Colony – 5,797.69 sq. mtr, Bansi Nagar –5,800 sq. mtr, on Aqua Line; LAD Square – 4,466.33 sq mtr. Arrival/departure arrangements have been made on both sides of these stations. These stations have three levels -ground level, concourse level and platform. Ticket counter and station control room have been set up on the second floor, that is, concourse level.