Hyderabad Metro Ready To Roll
The first 30-kilometre (km) stretch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL) is set to get operational soon with the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) sanctioning authorisation for a key stretch of the project. The elevated Metro rail has a total length of 72 km.
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (LTMRHL), which is developing the project, has said CMRS Ram Kripal and a team from the Railway Safety Commission inspected a range of works and systems for three days from November 17.
"After checking various systems, the CMRS has issued authorisation for the opening of the Mettuguda-to-SR Nagar-via-Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station," it said in a statement.
LTMRHL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Shivanand Nimbargi said, "This authorisation will enable us to operate the Metro trains from Nagole to Miyapur via the Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station seamlessly.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the 30km-long first phase of the Metro project. Modi will be in the city to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held from November 28-30.
The project, which started in July 2012, was initially scheduled to be completed by June 2017 (in all three corridors), but, land acquisition and other issues resulted in the project overshooting the deadline.
With inputs from Housing News