Hyderabad, Metro Rail News: On March 15, 2019, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) got clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) to run commercial operations of the much-awaited 10 km Ameerpet-Hitech City route.
In the next few days, much awaited Ameerpet-HiTec City route will be open for public as Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) authorities are giving finishing touches to the stations and other works.
The Hyderabad Metro authorities had already begun the trial runs in November last year and clearance was only given after detailed inspection and tests by the CMRS. Although, the inaugural date is yet to be announced to commence passenger operations. The HMRL authorities expect a footfall of at least 30,000 on the Ameerpet-Hitec City route which would enable a hassle-free journey, especially for the techies.
According to the official, “As the works to facilitate the reversal between Hitec City station and Hotel Trident could get extended, the Metro Rail services will be operated till Hitech City station
The services will run on independent single lines from Ameerpet to the Jubilee Hills Check Post station and then switch lines towards Hitec City station, and vice-versa, using a mix of conventional railway signaling and Communication Based Train Control (CBTC).
“The inaugural date will be announced soon after their discussion with the state government,” Said Mr. NVS Reddy, MD, HMRL.
“Commencement of metro on the Ameerpet-Hitec route would be a major relief to commuters who have been suffering hours-long traffic jams on a regular basis.” He added.
The metro would now run along 56-km in three stretches including Miyapur-LB Nagar (29 km), Nagole-Ameerpet (17 km), and Ameerpet-Hitech city (10 km).