Bengaluru: Your wait for pilotless metro travel on Yellow Line gets longer, inauguration pushed to June-July

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04-01-2024

    Inauguration set for next month gets delayed by six more months

    Setback stems from delayed arrival of metro coaches from China

    BMRCL projects July as the likely month for inauguration

IT professionals commuting to Electronic City eagerly await the metro each day, as cab services often result in frustrating traffic delays. Despite anticipation for a pilotless metro on this route, continual disappointments persist. The latest setback concerns the inauguration scheduled for next month getting delayed again by six more months.

Despite nearing completion of the Namma Metro Yellow Line, a six-month delay is expected before its official launch. The setback stems from the delayed arrival of metro coaches from China. Originally slated for a February inauguration, BMRCL officials now project July as the likely month for inauguration.

Several factors that contribute to the extended delay include:

  1. Visas have been issued to staff of the Chinese metro coach supply company.
  2. Two prototype trains are set to arrive in India.
  3. The trains must first reach Chennai port from China via ship and then travel by road to the Hebbagodi depot in Bengaluru.
  4. Titaghar Wagons is yet to deliver 216 coaches for this route, manufactured at their production unit.
  5. Upon the train’s arrival, approval is required for a practical test on the Yellow Line.
  6. A three-month practical test is mandated in multiple stages.
  7. Following the practical test, the Metro Railway Safety Commissioner will conduct safety checks and provide approval.
  8. BMRCL estimates the completion of these steps to extend into June or July.

Bengaluru: Your wait for pilotless metro travel on Yellow Line gets longer, inauguration pushed to June-July

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    Inauguration set for next month gets delayed by six more months

    Setback stems from delayed arrival of metro coaches from China

    BMRCL projects July as the likely month for inauguration

IT professionals commuting to Electronic City eagerly await the metro each day, as cab services often result in frustrating traffic delays. Despite anticipation for a pilotless metro on this route, continual disappointments persist. The latest setback concerns the inauguration scheduled for next month getting delayed again by six more months.

Despite nearing completion of the Namma Metro Yellow Line, a six-month delay is expected before its official launch. The setback stems from the delayed arrival of metro coaches from China. Originally slated for a February inauguration, BMRCL officials now project July as the likely month for inauguration.

Several factors that contribute to the extended delay include:

  1. Visas have been issued to staff of the Chinese metro coach supply company.
  2. Two prototype trains are set to arrive in India.
  3. The trains must first reach Chennai port from China via ship and then travel by road to the Hebbagodi depot in Bengaluru.
  4. Titaghar Wagons is yet to deliver 216 coaches for this route, manufactured at their production unit.
  5. Upon the train’s arrival, approval is required for a practical test on the Yellow Line.
  6. A three-month practical test is mandated in multiple stages.
  7. Following the practical test, the Metro Railway Safety Commissioner will conduct safety checks and provide approval.
  8. BMRCL estimates the completion of these steps to extend into June or July.

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