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Hyderabad metro rail set to open Hitec City line

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on February 13, 2019 Published on February 13, 2019

L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, the concessionaire implementing the 72-km-long metro rail project in Hyderabad, is set to commission the much awaited link to Hitec City, the IT hub of Hyderabad.

Trial runs have been under way for the past few weeks.

Inspections

The Chief Electrical Inspector for Hyderabad metro, DVS Raju, today conducted the statutory inspection of rolling stocks (train sets) in the metro depot. The train sets have been procured from Hyundai Rotem Company of South Korea.

Safety features

Following the inspection, DVS Raju said, “ This inspection will facilitate the commissioning of the stretch between Ameerpet and Hitec City line of the Corridor 3. We have checked all safety features of the rolling stock, including emergency evacuation process.”

The commissioning of this line will enable L&T management to fully operate two lines of the three corridors it has taken up for development.

3rd corridor

However, the third corridor, which connects Secunderabad with the Old City at Falaknuma will take some more time.

While the main stretch up to the Central Bus Stand on the Musi river will be commissioned later this year, the line which terminates at Falaknuma is likely to take more time as there have been some right of way issues. This is being negotiated by the State.

The commissioning of the link up to Hitec City is likely to ease the traffic congestion on the busy line up to the IT hub where lakhs of people commute for work daily.

Published on February 13, 2019
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