JBS-MGBS Metro stretch from Feb 7

Wed 05 Feb 2020, 11:38:25
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will flag off the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail services on the Jubilee Bus Station-Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station route on Friday at 4 pm, extending yet another public transportation facility for passengers shuttling between the north and south ends of the city.

The Hyderabad Metro already extends east and west connectivity in the city with services on the LB Nagar-Miyapur and Nagole-Raidurg corridors. With the launch of commercial operations on the JBS-MGBS route, another 11 km of Metro network will be added to the existing 58 km. The 69-km network signals the completion of Phase I of the Metro project in the city.

On Tuesday, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will inaugurate the JBS-MGBS Metro line on February 7 at 4 pm.”

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) had issued the mandatory safety certificate for the route last month. JBS-MGBS section is part of the JBS-Falaknuma corridor and has nine stations — JBS-Parade Grounds, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC Crossroads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Sultan Bazaar and MGBS.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail has been conducting trial runs for the last 45 days. All the technical specifications and safety standards, especially dummy passenger evacuation tests and degraded mode operation tests etc., were completed. The emphasis was on signalling and safe train separation tests, brake test by the signalling and train control system, OHE-Rolling stock (Metro coaches) current collection tests, and passenger information announcements and display tests.

Currently, over four lakh passengers are travelling daily on the other two corridors. Every day, about 780 trips are being operated, covering 18,000 km, with punctuality of 99.8 per cent.

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