L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail gets safety approval

Priya sundarajan | | Updated on: Jan 08, 2018

Safety stamp paves way for inauguration on Nov 28

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited today announced that the Railway Safety Commission, after testing out the rail for three days, has accorded its safety approval. This will enable the Metro to run the rail.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to commission the metro rail project during his visit to Hyderabad later during the month on November 28. The safety nod was being anxiously awaited.

A team headed by Commissioner Railway Safety Ram Kripal and members of the Railway Safety Commission inspected the civil works, track, RoB, viaduct, stations, electrical, signalling and train control, telecommunication, rolling stock and other railway systems of the Hyderabad Metro Rail.

The team conducted speed trials on the Metro train from November 17-19, 2017 and after checking various systems, the CMRS has issued authorisation for the opening of Mettuguda to SR Nagar via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station.

Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO, LTMRHL, in a statement said, “This authorisation will enable us to operate the Metro trains from Nagole to Miyapur via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station seamlessly. The CMRS approval for the Stage 1 – Nagole to Mettuguda and Stage 2 – Miyapur to SR Nagar have already been authorised for commissioning. This is a great moment for team LTMRHL and its partners, who have worked incessantly to make this happen.”

The complete line from Nagole to Miyapur via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station, a stretch of about 30 km, would be ready for operations and minor pending works would be completed shortly.

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, a subsidiary of the construction major Larsen & Toubro, is executing the Rs 14,132 crore 72 km-long elevated metro rail project as a concessionaire. The project is being implemented in three dense corridors in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is one of the biggest public private partnership projects in the country.

Published on November 20, 2017
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