The Metro train between Jubilee Bus Station and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) began its trial run on the 25th of November.
In the coming weeks, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) would continue the trial runs, which would include tests for signalling, safe train separation, brakes and control system. Apart from this, the HMRL would also test technical abilities, performance criteria, safety standards, passenger information announcements, evacuation facilities, Metro coaches current collection and degraded mode of operation.
N.V.S. Reddy, the Managing Director of the HMRL, accompanied by his team members, travelled by the Metro on the route and said, “We started trial runs of Metro trains on Corridor 2 (JBS-MGBS) today at JBS. It would take 16 minutes to cover this 11 km corridor with 9 stations as against 45 minutes by road. The ride was smooth and superb.”
The stations covered on the route are JBS, Parade Grounds, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC X Road, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Sultan Bazar and MGBS.
The new Metro train on the route would help commuters save time as by road, it takes 45 minutes to travel from JBS to MGBS, whereas by Metro, they can make it in just 16 minutes.
Mr. Reddy said HMRL completed the electrical tests and after the safety tests are done, HMRL would invite the Commission of Railway Safety (CMRS) for approval. Once approved by the CMRS, the corridor would be open for commuters.
After the inauguration of the JBS-MGBS corridor, HMRL is going to open the stretch between HITEC City and Raidurg. On the 29th of November, K.T. Rama Rao, the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister and the Information and Technology, Electronics and Communications Minister, would inaugurate the HITEC City-Raidurg corridor.
Stay tuned for further updates.