Date of Post: 25 Sep, 2018
Hyderabad: A 16-km stretch of Hyderabad Metro Rail between Ameerpet and LB Nagar was inaugurated by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan on Monday. With the inauguration of this route having 17 stations, the entire 29 km of corridor-I from Miyapur to LB Nagar is now open for passenger operations.
- With 46 km now operational, it is India’s 2nd largest Metro Rail network, next only to Delhi.
- In November 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30-km Miyapur-Nagole stretch (24 stations) of the 72-km-long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
- The concessionaire L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited is building the project across 3 corridors.
- Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is developing a heritage precinct along with continuous and wide footpaths for seamless pedestrian movement on a 5km stretch between Police Control Room and Rangamahal Junction, covering 5 stations.
- MGBS Interchange Metro Rail station is one of the biggest Metro Rail stations in Asia.
- HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said, it connects corridor-I (Miyapur-LB Nagar) and corridor-II (JBS-Falaknuma).
- L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has already installed CCTVs at all stations and in trains with 360 degree coverage, baggage scanners, door frame metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors.
- Hyderabad Metro is recording footfall of around 85,000 passengers per day (in the 30-km stretch of Miyapur-Nagole).
- On September 4, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) had announced patronage of Hyderabad Metro Rail touched 20 million (passengers) since launch of the services in November 2017.
- Officials had earlier said, a Metro security wing with over 2,000 personnel for the 72-km elevated HMRL project is being built up as a well organised unit, which includes armed components like Quick Response Team (QRT), Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), Dog Squad, etc.
- The officials said, skywalks are being built connecting stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices.
- Several steps have been taken up in making Hyderabad Metro rail disabled-friendly, the officials added.
- Officials had said that the HMRL is the first “transit-oriented development” project that would exploit real estate and earn revenue by leasing out commercial and office spaces inside and outside metro stations across the city.
To know more about recent developments of Hyderabad Metro-
05 Sep, 2018 : Hyderabad Metro Rail Patronage Touches 20 Million
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