HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): With Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) conducting the final inspection of overhead electrical lines, passengers can expect the launch of Metro services on Hi-Tec City–Raidurg stretch soon.
After the onset of monsoon, there has been a huge demand to extend services till Raidurg (Mindspace Junction) as there is a huge influx of passengers opting for Metro services to avoid traffic congestions on the roads in the IT corridor.
Taking that into consideration, the Metro authorities have intensified works on the Metro route to Raidurg, which is about 1.5 km from Hi-Tec City and part of the corridor III (Nagole-Raidurg).
The reversal in front of Cyber Towers and Trident Hotel is also nearing completion. As of now, services are being operated in twin single-line method between Hi-Tec City and Jubilee Hills Checkpost.
“Efforts have been intensified and the works are currently in an advanced stage, so we will start the trail runs soon,” HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said.
While the HMRL authorities did not specify any particular date for completion, sources indicated that the works pertaining to Metro on Hi-Tec City-Raidurg stretch would be completed by August-end and regular services might start in September.
After the trial runs, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety would perform the final inspection before the services would be opened up for the public. As of now the fully complete corridor-I and corridor-III that operates up to HiTec City together witness a footfall of about three lakh commuters per day.