HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): The Hyderabad Metro Rail on Wednesday set a new record in patronage with nearly 3.06 lakh passengers taking the Metro ride in a day. HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said the number of passengers using the service created a new record and Metro stations had registered a record 3.23 lakh footfall (3.06 lakh ridership) on Wednesday.
The Metro Rail authorities attributed the increase in ridership to the holiday rush, better connectivity to Metro stations, availability of rent-a-bicycle or a two-wheeler services at some stations. After unfurling the national flag at Metro Rail Bhavan here on Thursday, Reddy informed that the reversal work at the Hi-Tec City Metro station has been completed as well.
“The Hi-Tec City reversal works were completed in all respects and normal train services will be introduced between Jubilee Hills check post and Hi-Tec City in the next few days after mandatory safety clearances are obtained,” Reddy said, adding that the frequency of the trains would also be increased to five or even three minutes during peak hours.
“The frequency of trains will be increased to and from Hi-Tec City in all directions in a few days from now,” the HMRL MD said. The work up to Raidurg (Mindspace Junction) station was also nearing completion and trial runs would start on the Hi-Tec City-Raidurg section soon.