Hyderabad: On Wednesday, 15 August Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director NVS Reddy said that the much awaited stretch between Ameerpet – L.B Nagar corridor-I is on the verge of completion and will likely to open by September for public.
After hosting the flag on 72nd Independence Day celebration at Metro Rail Bhawan Mr. Reddy said that the two stretches of Miyapur- Ameerpet (13 Km,corridor-I) and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 k, corridor III) are doing very well with an average daily ridership of more than 80,000 which is increasing day to day.
Mr. Reddy further added that an application to the commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) has already been submitted CMRS inspection is expected to be completed by the end of this month after getting a nod of safety assessment report of the communication Based Train (CBTC) system from M/S Halcrow (UK), who are the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) for the signaling System of Hyderabad Metro Rail Project.
This route will facilitate large number of commuters. Dilshuknagar and Ameepet is hub for number of coaching center. After opening of this corridor people residing in a area will get benefits. Meanwhile Mr. also urged the engineer to show the heritage aspect of the city in the urban rejuvenation works of this stretch, especially between Assembly and MGBS network which was being developed by HMRL as a “ heritage precinct.”
Earlier Municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) minister KT Rama Rao said that trial runs and necessary safety tests are already in progress, with the certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety approving commercial operations also expected by the end of July.
On 21 June, 2018 KTR Rao had a, trial run of the train from Ameerpet Metro Station to LB Nagar Metro station along with Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Metro Rail Chief NVS Reddy and others. Finally they reach to the conclusion, that metro rail cost is not that high as was concluded from section of people.