Glitch halts Metro run to Mysuru Road station

Glitch halts Metro run to Mysuru Road station

Officials of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and media persons were disappointed on Thursday evening as a technical snag halted the Metro train journey from Magadi Road station to Mysuru Road station.

The officials and the media persons had gathered to witness the train reach the Mysuru Road station from Magadi Road station and the safety trials were to begin at this stretch.
However, the train got stranded between Magadi Road station and Vijayanagar Station due to a glitch in the signalling system.

Playing down the snag, BMRCL officials said they would try again and assured the media that by Friday morning it will arrive and safety trials will begin.

BMRCL Managing Director, Pradeep Singh Kharola, who was present at the Mysuru Road station said: “There was a minor glitch in the signalling system which has been fixed. It is a sophisticated system and such a snag will be repaired quickly. The train will reach on Friday as it is being run on its slowest speed and trials will begin next.”

Reach 2 connects Mysuru Road station, which is near Nayandahalli Cross with Deepanjalinagar, Attiguppe, Vijayanagar, Hosahalli, Magadi Road, City Railway Station and Majestic, the inter-change point for the Green and Purple lines of Namma Metro.

Recently, BMRCL had managed to transport the train via underground tunnel between Cubbon Park and Magadi Road by pushing it through the tunnel at extremely low speed by a battery operated bogie to check for clearance and other possible issues. The train emerged from the tunnel at Magadi Road on March 15 after a 3-day journey through the tunnel.

The entire Phase 1 of Namma Metro is scheduled to be completed by December this year as was assured by the chief secretary and BMRCL MD on Wednesday to the prime minister during a video conference.

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