Hitec City metro to be flagged off tomorrow
The 10-km Ameerpet-Hitec City Metro Rail service will become operational from March 20.
The service will be flagged off from the Ameerpet station by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in the morning.
With the Hitec City Metro Rail station not having a reverse facility, the trains will be operated in the ‘twin single line method’.
The two tracks are treated as two separate single lines and trains are operated in both ‘up’ and ‘down’ directions on each line separately.
L&T Metro Rail will have additional volunteers at the stations to guide passengers as this will be confusing and different from what is available on the other stretches. Announcements will be made for a few days till commuters understand the single line system.The three stations of Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddammagudi and Madhapur, covering 5 km, will not be opened to the public at this stage, said Mr N.V.S Reddy, managing director, Hyderabad Metro Rail.
The three stations of Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddammagudi and Madhapur, covering 5 km, will not be opened to the public at this stage, said N.V.S Reddy, managing director, Hyderabad Metro Rail because the twin single line method operation.
It will be opened at a later stage.
Till the reversal system is ready, the frequency of trains between Ameerpet and Hitec City will be 9 to 12 minutes.
On other corridors it is six minutes.
Mr K.V.B. Reddy, managing director of L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, explained, “The construction of reverse facility beyond Hitec City station is being carried out in a sequential manner. With the narrow passageway between Cyber Towers on one side and flyover on the other side it will take a couple of months to complete the work.”
A senior officer told this newspaper that, “The construction of the reverse track and Raidurgam station will be completed within the next few months. Till that is completed the three stations will not be made operational. We will see the response and accordingly decide once the rest of the service starts. Our recent surveys have shown that there will be a lot of crowd for Hitec City station which is the end station.”
PostedOn: 19 Mar 2019
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