HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Hyderabad Metro may not be operating due to the lockdown but that it does not mean that the Hyderabad Metro officials have taken a break. Trials & checks of the functioning of the system to assure that things are in place to start operations in 25 hrs of notice from the govt are on.
NVS Reddy said that though the services have been stopped we have to assure that the system including the services is working without any glitches. All we want is 24 hrs advance notice to begin the operations.
Very few staff members are being utilised to secure these maintenance works apart from the monitoring the system from the Operations & Command Centre. Besides, the trains and other parts need to be operated and its performance checked to view the break-in operations because of the lockdown, he said.
Besides the technical features, Hyderabad Metro is also making great use of the lockdown in developing various civil works at the ground level. In Sultan Bazaar works pertaining to laying a cement concrete road are being brought up with the brisk pace.
Furthermore, pavement works street furniture works & others are also being performed at various places & efforts are being made to finish as many before the lockdown is lifted.