Date of Post: 30 Nov, 2018
Hyderabad: The trial run between Ameerpet and Hi-tec City began on Thursday on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Hyderabad Metro Rail operations. The stretch of Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City has 8 stations.
An official release said, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRH) have overcome technical challenges owing to sharp curves and gradients, and also land acquisition problems.
- The train reversal facility beyond Hi-tec city station upto Trident Hotel would take a few more months for completion, it said.
- A solution has been found and trains would be run on the ‘twin single-line method’, it added.
- Under this method, a double-line railway track functions as two separate single-lines wherein each line works as an independent single-line and trains are operated in both up and down directions on the same line as if these are two independent single lines, the release said.
- The release said, this method, used by many railways around the world, including Indian Railways, would be followed till train reversal facility beyond Hi-Tec City Metro Station is completed.
- It said, both conventional rail signalling system and the sophisticated CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) system of Hyderabad Metro permit this type of twin single-line train operations.
- A team of technical experts and engineers led by HMRL managing director N V S Reddy and LTMRH managing director K V B Reddy travelled on the Metro train on the 10-km stretch and observed critical parameters and performance of the train during the trial run, the release said.
- Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City would be opened to rail traffic by this December-end, NVS Reddy had earlier said.
- In November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, out of the 72km long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
- With the operation on the 16km stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar in September this year, Hyderabad Metro covers 46 km and has become the second largest Metro Rail network in the country, next only to Delhi.
To know more about recent developments of Hyderabad Metro–
29 Nov, 2018: Hyderabad Metro Rail Celebrates Its First Anniversary
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