Hyderabad Metro Clear Security Test
Written by: Tanya Patel - November 21, 2017
A safety test on the upcoming Hyderabad Metro rail was successful. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) authorized the SR Nagar to Mettuguda line and gave the green light to the L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (L&TMRHL.)
L&TMRHL CEO and MD Shivanand Nimbarg explained, “This authorization will enable us to operate the Metro trains from Nagole to Miyapur via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station seamlessly. CMRS approval for the Stage 1 Nagole to Mettuguda and Stage 2 Miyapur to SR Nagar have already been authorized for commissioning. This is a great moment for team LTMRHL and its partners, who have worked incessantly to make this happen
The clearance was a must for the Hyderabad Metro as the Prime Ministers Office informed the Metro officials to get it done. The Office explained PM Modi would be able to inaugurate the Metro on the 28th of November only if it had a security clearance.
The 30 Km stretch will hopefully start for citizens before the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The three day summit will be hosted in the city from November 28 to 30. PM Modi and the United States President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will be attending the summit.
Last week, it was informed that the HMRL provided facilities for the differently abled. HMR MD, N.V.S. Reddy reported, “We have considered the needs of the disabled right from the design stage itself at the ground level, entry/exits, escalators, lifts, fare gates, ticket vending machines, tiling on the platform or the signages for their convenience.”
He further added, “Wheelchair bound passengers will not encounter any problem getting into the train as care is being taken in maintaining the gap between the platform and train floor. Even the blind persons will not run the risk of getting their feet accidentally trapped in the opening between the platform and the train door. Once in, the wheelchairs can be locked to a special ‘grab hold’ in the train in the designated wheelchair spaces.”
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