Anticipating clearance from the Centre, the SCR is keeping MMTS rakes ready for resumption of operations and maintaining them regularly. Except MMTS, all kinds of public transportation now are available for commuters in the city.

According to SCR, they are waiting for orders from Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Railway for resuming sub-urban train services. “We are ready to operate MMTS services at any moment as all the rakes are fit and well-maintained,” said a senior official.

Sub-urban trains have been suspended across the country on March 22 and it has been more than six months since MMTS moved a single rake. Earlier, railways had operated Shramik special trains and presently running special trains.

Officials said that MMTS rakes are being maintained at Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) car shed at Moula Ali. “As part of maintenance, battery is being checked regularly along with brakes, wheel alignment and functioning of engine and other motors,” said a senior official.

SCR operates 12 rakes on Secunderabad-Lingampally, Hyderabad-Lingampally and Secunderabad-Faluknuma sections. Last month, MMTS services have completed 17 years after it was introduced on August 9, 2003 as a step towards improving suburban transportation.

MMTS services handle a ridership of around 1.60 lakh passengers every day through 121 services. Crisscrossing over 40 km, it serves rail users in various parts of the city with 25 local stations apart from Secunderabad, Kacheguda and Hyderabad.

The revenue generated through MMTS services is nearly Rs 9 lakh a day as railways offer this sub-urban transportation for benefit of commuters by charging minimum ticket fare of Rs 5 and maximum fare of Rs 10.

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