KOLKATA: Who is to blame for the delay in starting services of the East-West Metro Corridor between Salt Lake Sector-V and Salt Lake Stadium in October? It now remains to be seen whether KMRCL waits till March, 2019 to launch Phase-I services between Salt Lake Sector-V and Phoolbagan or start a truncated run till Salt Lake Stadium in December-January. On May 24 this year, the final decision on data transfer rate was changed by the signaling contractor. The delay occurred as the signaling contractor withheld vital information and also kept on making amendments. According to a BEML source, the KMRCL and its signaling contractor are to blame for the schedule going haywire.“There was a delay in deciding on the type of signaling system to be adopted.
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