Kolkata Metro begins trial runs
This will be done to keep the Kolkata Metro services ready as and when they are allowed to be restarted
The trial runs of Metro trains have commenced by the Kolkata Metro for maintenance of its rolling stock, signalling systems as well as other facilities from 28 May 2020.
This will be done to keep the Kolkata Metro services ready as and when they are allowed to be restarted. Moreover, as part of the trial, all the rakes will be run.
The Metro services across the country were suspended by the government due to lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the rakes have been idling due to the Coronavirus outbreak-related nationwide lockdown, the Kolkata Metro trains will be operated along the Noapara-Kavi Subhash north-south alignment for maintenance and servicing.
The maintenance employees of Kolkata Metro will travel by these trains and get down at every Metro station for keeping all the systems and facilities in working condition.
This will be done to prepare the Kolkata Metro railway system for resuming services as and when permission is granted by the Central government.
Following the recommencement of services, strict social distancing norms would be maintained by commuters at every point from entry to travelling by the Metro trains.
Apart from this, detailed cleaning and maintenance procedures are also being carried out by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).