HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurates the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro’s Green Corridor, (JBS-MGBS) on February 7, 2020, at 4 pm, extending yet further public transportation convenience for passengers shuttling between the north-south ends of the city.
“Hon’ble CM felt very happy with the way metro stations were built, the latest technologies we adopted, etc. He said JBS & MGBS stations are like modern airports & they would soon be buzzing with people & activity” said MD HMRL
Hon’ble CM Mr KCR stated that Hyderabadis have started enjoying the sweet fruits of metro & that we need to prepare a master plan to extend the metro to all parts of the city to reduce pollution & make Hyderabad a global city
He was in a very jovial mood & when I took him to driver’s cabin, he kept on mentioning the names of different galleries, theatre & road names etc., near different stations of the JBS-MGBS corridor.
“Hyderabad metro is superior to Delhi metro in terms of technology & vision & he asked me to maintain that edge in future as well. He allowed the engineers & officers of HMRL & L&TMRHL to be photographed with him in different groups” MD HMRL Added further.
Hyderabad Metro already extends east-west connectivity in the city with services on the LB Nagar-Miyapur and Nagole-Raidurg corridors. With the commence of commercial operations on the JBS-MGBS route, another 11 km of Metro network added to the existing 58 km. The 69-km network signals the end of Phase I of the Metro project in the city.
Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) had published the necessary safety certificate for the route last month. JBS-MGBS section is one of the parts of JBS-Falaknuma corridor. It has nine stations — JBS-Parade Grounds, RTC Crossroads, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, Narayanguda, Chikkadpally, Sultan Bazaar and MGBS.
Presently, around four lakh passengers are travelling every day on the other two corridors. Every day, about 780 trips are being served, covering 18,000 km, with the punctuality of 99.8 per cent.
The metro services between Jubilee Bus Station(JBS) to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station(MGBS) will be operational to our passengers tomorrow on February 8 from 6:30 am.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR), DGP Mahender Reddy, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) managing director NVS Reddy were present at the inaugural ceremony.
Getting to the JBS parade grounds metro station that is placed closer to the JBS bus station was constructed at 66 ft with five levels — street, lower concourse, upper concourse, lower platform, and upper platform.
The MGBS interchange metro rail station is termed as one of the biggest metro rail stations in Asia which connects Miyapur-LB Nagar stretch of Corridor I and JBS-Falaknuma of Corridor II.
Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes second-largest metro network in India
By the launch of another 11-km stretch on Friday, Hyderabad Metro Rail has become the second-largest metro rail network in the nation after Delhi. Hyderabad Metro Rail, the world’s largest public-private partnership project, is now the second-largest operational metro network in the country covering 69.2 km, the officials said.
After introducing the stretch, the Chief Minister, along with some of his cabinet colleagues and senior officials, travelled from JBS to Chikkadpally.