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Hyderabad Metro Rail runs special train to ferry pregnant lady during a recent downpour

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on October 17, 2020 Published on October 17, 2020

In a rare gesture, the Hyderabad Metro Rail arranged a special train service to ferry a pregnant woman to her destination during the recent downpour, which pounded the city and left several areas inundated.

According to a top Metro Rail official, the lady reached the Victoria Memorial station on October 14 night. She told the metro rail personnel that she had to get to Miyapur and that there was no other transport available.

Moved by the plight of the woman, the officials decided to operate an exclusive service.

“We were shutting down services by 9 PM as per rules.. the woman entered the station at around 10 PM and requested us to take her to Miyapur as she had no other option.

.. so our people arranged a special train and transported her safely to her destination,” NVS Reddy, Managing Director of HMRL told PTI.

Torrential rains battered the city and neighbouring parts on October 13 and 14 disrupting normal life including public transportation.

The official noted that the train couldferry 1,000 people. However, due to Covid-19 protocols, the coaches were running with only 60 per cent capacity.

Reddy said as of now the whole network of metro rail, which resumed operations on September 7 after remaining suspended for over four months as part of nationwide lockdown, is presently carrying one lakh passengers per day in the city.

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Published on October 17, 2020
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