DMRC reviews operations strategy

DMRC reviews operations strategy

With technical snag disrupting Metro operations on the Blue Line (Dwarka-Noida-Vaishali) quite frequently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is reviewing its entire operations strategy.

Metro services came to a standstill for close to six hours on Thursday due to technical snag in the signalling system. “The voice logs of Thursday’s operations will be thoroughly reviewed and recommendations are expected to come up in a fortnight’s time,” according to a statement issued by the DMRC here on Friday.

Metro officials said the problem was detected in track circuit between Pragati Maidan and Mandi House which forced trains to run on restricted speed of 25 kmph between these two stations.
“While the track circuit was showing the presence of trains on the network, it was not communicating to the trains their distance from the next train, due to which trains on this stretch could not gain full speed.

“As a result of this snag, trains had to be shifted to manual mode from the Automatic Train Protection mode. Generally trains take about two minutes to commute between these two stations, but on Thursday they took about six minutes,” the statement read. Officials said the DMRC is planning to introduce the Communication Based Train Control technology on its upcoming Mukundpur–Shiv Vihar and Janakpuri West–Botanical Garden corridors under phase-3.

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