HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Coinciding with the second anniversary of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao will flag off the Hyderabad Metro services on the Hitec City – Raidurg section at 10 am on Friday.
This is after the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety accorded permission for the commercial launch of services. CMRS Janak Kumar Garg conducted the mandatory checks and safety tests over the last two days and issued the Safety Certificate for the opening of the Hitec City-Raidurg stretch of Corridor 3 (Blue Line) for passenger operations.
Rao, along with Transport Minister P. Ajay Kumar, will flag off the train from the Hitec City station at 10.15 am and by the train to Raidurg. Regular passenger services up to Raidurg will start a few hours after that.
KTR himself took to Twitter to announce the launch of the new service and said the Metro was already carrying about 4 lakh passengers per day. The 1.5km stretch from Hitech City to Raidurg would add another 40,000 commuters initially and cover many more IT/ITES establishments in this part of the city, he said
Over the last two years, the Hyderabad Metro, the world’s largest metro in PPP models and India’s second-largest metro network, had carried 12.5 crore passengers, he said.
With 99.8% punctuality and high on several parameters, Hyderabad Metro was selected as the Number One Metro in the world in passenger satisfaction by global public transport operator Keolis, Rao added.