The stretch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail between Hitec City and Raidurg is all set to be thrown open to commuters, as authorities have finished conducting all test runs and are ready for safety clearance.
Taking to Twitter, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director NVS Reddy said, “Hitec city-Raidurg metro stretch (1.5 km) is ready and Commission of Railway Safety (CMRS) inspection will be done soon. After this safety clearance, the stretch will be inaugurated by Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao and Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar in the morning of November 29.”
“Inauguration of Hitec city- Raidurg metro stretch will give major relief to a large number of employees working in this dense Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enable Services (ITES) area,” he added.
The stretch covers a crucial part in the heart of the city’s IT corridor, where several multinational corporations (MNCs) are located.
In March this year, the much-awaited metro service on the Ameerpet-Hitec City route was inaugurated, to cater to thousands of techies who travel to the IT cluster.
The inauguration also completed the 27 km Nagole-Hitec City corridor, one of three in the project. The 16-km Ameerpet-LB Nagar line was inaugurated in September last year, while the 30-km stretch between Uppal and Miyapur has been operational since November 2017.
Earlier this week, the metro authorities said that they would soon begin trial runs on Corridor II on the 10-km stretch between Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) via Parade Grounds. Once completed, the entire metro project would be thrown open to the public.
Billed as the largest Metro project in the world in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, the Rs 14,132 crore project is being built by infrastructure giant L&T.