HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Timings of the Hyderabad Metro Rail service have been rescheduled as a result of the extension of lockdown in the state of Telangana with some relaxations.
From Thursday, Hyderabad Metro Rail will start its first train from respective terminal stations at 7 AM while the last train will start at 5 PM and end at the respective terminating stations by 6 PM.
Previously, the metro train service was operating from 7 AM to 11.45 AM with the last trains reaching the terminals by 12.45 PM. Now the timings have been extended in view of the latest lockdown guidelines.
“For everyone’s safety, passengers are advised to strictly follow the Covid-19 safety guidelines, including social distancing, wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitisation and thermal screening, among others,” said KVB Reddy, Managing Director & CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited.
As per the press release, “Passengers are requested to cooperate with security personnel and staff of Hyderabad Metro Rail in their efforts towards keeping their journey safe.”
During the cabinet meeting on Tuesday at Pragati Bhavan in Hyderabad, the Telangana Government decided to extend the lockdown in the state by another 10 days till 20th of June.
Hyderabad has the second longest metro rail system in India after the Delhi Metro. At present, three lines are operational for route length of 67 km with 57 stations.