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DMRC conducts test run on Noida-Greater Noida corridor

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Metro on Tuesday conducted a test run on the upcoming Noida-Greater line, which will connect the two sprawling residential and commercial hubs of the and is expected to become operational by next year.

A four-coach train ran one kilometre on the 29.7 km long corridor with 21 stations, where civil work was finished last month.

"During the test run, the train will undergo rigorous signalling testing. During testing and the trial runs, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done," the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)said.

A total of 19 four-coach trains will ply on the corridor when completed and it will be connected with the extension of Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21- City Centre) at its Sector 52 station, which is also underconstruction.

Once this extension (City Centre-Electronic City) is finished, the Noida- Greater Noida stretch will be connected with the Blue Line through the station.

Although the civil works are complete on the Greater Noida stretch, the is yet to be laid and the operations are not likely to commence before June, a DMRC told IANS.

Under the agreement between the DMRC and Rail Corporation (NMRC), the former is tasked with building the infrastructure and will also conduct operations for a few months "till the NMRC is experienced to take over", the added.



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First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 21:54 IST