Recently, ESL Narasimhan, Governor of Telangana State flag-off the HMRL i.e. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited for public use from Ameerpet to Hi-Tec City, that is also known as the IT hub of Hyderabad.
This 10-km long stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City is the third corridor of Hyderabad Metro Rail and people are waiting eagerly for its operation as one can avoid long traffic snarls of the city.
The officials at HMRL informed that this stretch comprises of total nine metro stations and connects to highly congested IT/ITES localities of Hi-Tec City, Madhapur, Gachibowli and Jubilee Hills.
The train operation for the public had begun from since evening.
Initially, the metro will have a run of 5Kms between Jubilee Hills Check Post and Hi-Tec City station, according to the traditional railway practice of ‘twin single line method’.
The official also said that presently, the metro frequency will be 9 to 12 minutes between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City inspite of 6 minutes that is the current frequency on other operational metro corridors. Although, efforts are being put to add extra trains on this route in order to better the frequency and to cater the huge crowd especially during the peak hour.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail limited said that out of the nine stations the Taruni-Madhura Nagar station is being developed as a women-managed station and in future the station will have shops to meet the requirements of women and children.
NVS Reddy, HMRL Managing Director said that unlike other stations that are majorly two-level stations, Jubilee Hills Check Post station is a single-level station where concourse level has been avoided, in order to minimize the already high level of the station due to gradient-related problems.