Hyderabad Metro: Trial run to commence after October 15

Trial run of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) in the 30 km stretch, which is proposed for opening in the last week of November this year, will commence after October 15 after completion of the rail works, a senior official has said.

At HMR board held here yesterday its Managing Director NVS Reddy explained to the Board the fast paced progress of Metro Rail works in the 30 km stretch from Miyapur-Ameerpet (13 km) of corridor-I and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 km) of corridor-III, which are proposed for opening in the last week of November this year, an official release said.

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Reddy assured the Board that the works in these two stretches will be completed by October 15 and the trial run of trains will commence thereafter, so that the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) can be invited for Safety Certification of the Metro Rail system between Miyapur-Ameerpet and Ameerpet-Nagole in November first week, it said. 

Reddy also briefed the Board members on the engineering designs and the different stages of progress of urban rejuvenation works being carried out by HMR at the street level in 24 Metro stations which are in set up on these two stretches.

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The Board advised the MD to carry out the works in a targeted manner keeping the proposed inauguration in view, it said.

S P Singh, Telangana Chief Secretary, who is also the Board Chairman, who presided over the meeting, advised the MD to give special importance on creation of good toilet facilities, quality bus-bays, electrical vehicle charging facilities.

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Lauding the initiative for having a common ticket and smart card facility for Metro Rail, Bus, MMTS and other modes, the Chairman advised Reddy to go for the latest technologies and tie up with one or two good banks for convenience of the passengers, it added.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the 30-km-long first phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project, while he is in the city to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit from November 28 to 30.

Source:ET