Second phase of Kochi metro trial run successful

Monday, Mar 21, 2016,12:48 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi: The second phase of trial run of the Kochi metro rail was successfully completed Monday.

A train, carrying around 60 officials of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and DMRC, ran between Muttom yard in Aluva and Edappally.

The train covered a distance of 6 kilometers between the two destinations up and down three times each.

It started at a speed of 10 km/h, and gradually increased to various speeds of 15 kmh, 20 kmh, and 25-30 kmh.

Automatic train operation system was tested this time.

KMRL, DMRC officials said they are fully satisfied with the operations today.

Technical snags experienced at the first trial run held in January were resolved, and the train’s software program was found more efficient, they told the media.