By Accommodation Times Bureau
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR)- which is proposed for opening in the last week of
November 2017- is waiting for its trial run, that could be lead off only after
October 15, when the rail work will be completed, a senior official has informed.
NVS Reddy- the managing director of HMR , explicated to the board the fast
paced progress of metro rail works in the 30-km stretch from Miyapur-Ameerpet
(13 km) of corridor-I and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 km) of corridor-III, at the HMR
board meeting held last week. The metro is proposed to be opened in the last week
of November 2017, an official release has said.
Reddy assured the board that the works in these two stretches will be completed by
October 15 and the trial run of trains will commence thereafter, so that the
Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) can be invited for safety certification
of the metro rail system between Miyapur-Ameerpet and Ameerpet-Nagole in
November first week, it said.
Reddy also briefed the board members on the engineering designs and the different
stages of progress of urban rejuvenation works being carried out by the HMR, at
the street level in 24 metro stations which are being set up on these two stretches.
The Board advised the MD to carry out the works in a targeted manner keeping the
proposed inauguration in view, it said. SP Singh, Telangana chief secretary, who is
also the board’s chairman, lauded the initiative for having a common ticket and
smart card facility for metro rail, bus, MMTS and other modes of transport.
The Prime Minister Mr. Modi is invited by the Telangana chief minister K
Chandrasekhar Rao to inaugurate the 30-km- long first phase of the Hyderabad
Metro Rail (HMR) project, while he will be in the city to attend the Global
Entrepreneurship Summit from November 28 to 30, 2017.