Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) will be introducing two more trains into operations shortly, besides intensifying measures for increasing the train speed.

At present, 55 trains are being operated, which make nearly 1,000 trips a day. Already, trial runs of the two trains are under progress and they will be added to the fleet in about 10 days, said HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy.

Further, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has been approached to permit increasing the speed. At present, the services are being operated at 31 km per hour speed and efforts were on to increase the speed to 35 km. This will aid in increasing the train frequency too, he said.

The CMRS has imposed speed restrictions due to steep curves and gradients, especially on the Ameerpet-Raidurg route. “Hopefully, the CMRS will permit increasing the speed by August,” he said.

Meanwhile, short loop trains are being operated at peak hours to meet the rush on Mettuguda-Raidurg, Ameerpet-Raidurg and Miyapur-MGBS stations, Reddy said.

On the frequent jerks being faced by passengers in the trains, he said a few passengers unintentionally were falling on the emergency button in the coaches and this was resulting in application of emergency brakes.

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