METRO RAIL WILL DECONGEST VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, APART FROM REDUCING TRAVEL TIME
Hyderabad, Sept 21 (Munsif News) : Keeping in view that the prestigious project of Telangana, Hyderabad Metro Rail is set to commence from mid November, this year between stretch from Miyapur to Nagole covering about 30 km distance, with this it only decongest vehicular traffic but will reduce travel time , in less than one hour it will cover the distance which normally takes one and half hour and more to cover the distance between Miyapur and Nagole or any other place in Hyderabad city. .
The Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities which plan to start trail run from October 15, informed that travel time will be a major influencing factor of passengers in opting for the Metro. In a metro rail, the stretch from Nagole to Ameerpet will be covered in about 40 minutes, while it will take another 20 minutes to travel between Ameerpet and Miyapur.
Interacting with the media here on Thursday after inspecting the Oliphant steel bridge, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao said the HMR would be ready to launch services on the Nagole-Miyapur stretch by mid-November and that the State government was awaiting confirmation from the Prime Minister’s office for the launch ceremony.
“We are very particular about Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the world’s largest Public Private Partnership Metro rail project. This needs international attention as the project was being developed by an Indian MNC,” Rao said, adding that the government was all prepared on other fronts for the launch.
“Modi has confirmed his participation for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit here from November 28 and a requisition was made to launch the Hyderabad Metro Rail services the same day,” he said.
HMRL is making plans to launch the services from Miyapur depot as there is sufficient space. Efforts are also being made to arrange for the Prime Minister’s short trip in the metro rail train after the launch.
Regarding Metro works in the old city, the Minister said there were a few issues that needed to be addressed.