Corridor-III Of Hyderabad Metro To Become Operational Soon
The much-awaited third corridor of the Hyderabad Metro running between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City is likely to become operational soon. The project is likely to receive the Inspection and Safety Certification from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) in about a week.
Trial runs on this 10-km stretch of the Hyderabad Metro have been going on since November last year.
"We are expecting CMRS (Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety) Inspection and Safety Certification in about a week. After that the inaugural date will be decided by the
government,"Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy was reported as saying in a PTI report.
The Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City stretch has eight stations.
"Opening of the 10 km Ameerpet to Hi-Tec City tretch will be a game-changer not only for the Metro project but for Hyderabad city itself. In the next few years, it will make a huge difference in the travel characteristics of the city and improve the competitiveness of Hyderabad," Reddy said. He also added that the civil work on the Corridor-II between JBS and MGBS, a 10-km stretch work will be completed by July 2019 and systems works by November 2019.
The Hyderabad Metro is recording footfall of 1.80 lakh per day on the existing 46-km rail network.
In November 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30-km stretch (between Miyapur and Nagole) of the 72-km long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project, in November 2017 while the 16-km stretch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail between Ameerpet and LB Nagar became operational in September last year.
With inputs from Housing News