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Nov 30 2016 (06:26)  You can see the first Metro running tomorrow (
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Lucknow: Three months before they get to ride the Metro in March 2017, Lucknowites will be able to see the train running run on the elevated track on Kanpur Road on December 1.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trial of the Metro on Thursday from Transportnagar depot.
Earlier, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) had decided to commission the trial runs inside the depot. Later, to give a view to the public, it decided to run the train on the actual corridor. Lucknow would become the first Indian city to begin trails
on the corridor directly rather than on a test track.
On Thursday, Akhilesh will first go to the Metro's control centre to monitor the train's functioning. After he is satisfied with the control centre, he will flag off the Metro's trial from Transportnagar depot around 11am. The train would travel from Transportnagar to Mawaiya station (about 6.5km) and return to depot in two-three hours. The CM will monitor the trial from the control centre.
The train would ply at a much slower speed of 10-12km per hour during the trial as opposed to the 90km per hour speed it is made for. The trails will continue for two months, both on the corridor as well as on the 650metre-long test track inside the depot.
There are six stations on the corridor: Transportnagar, Krishnanagar, Singarnagar, Alambagh, Alambagh Bus Station and Mawaiya. LMRC tested the Metro on the viaduct on Monday night between 12midnight and 3am to see if the coaches are able to run on tracks. They were tried on the test track at the depot on Sunday night. After LMRC was convinced, it decided on trials before public on December 1.
LMRC MD Kumar Keshav said, "When the contractor's technical team and the director, rolling stock, showed confidence that train can directly be run on corridor for tests, we decided to show live trials to the public rather than restrict it to the depot's closed premises."
The Metro Act mandates a Metro company to first ensure that various parameters like platform clearances, removal of obstructions, satisfactory condition of tracks and smooth electrification through OHE (overhead equipment) are met before commissioning Metro trials. Keshav said, "We have meticulously checked all the standard procedures and only then decided to launch coaches on the corridor. It would be a delight for public to see a live train run on the corridor, four months before they actually get to board the train."
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