HYDERABAD: The commercial operations in two stretches of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd along Miyapur-SR Nagar (11 km in corridor-I) and Nagole-Begumpet (16 km in corridor-III) sections will commence sometime during the middle of this year, according to NVS Reddy, Managing Director of HMRL.
He said that the works on the prestigious elevated metro rail project are being expedited to make corridor I from Miyapur to LB Nagar, a stretch of 29 km and corridor III from Nagole to Hitec city (27 km), fully operational by the end of this year.
The Hyderabad metro rail project, being implemented by construction major L&T, seeks to de-congest the city by developing an elevated metro rail along three traffic dense corridors spanning a stretch of 72 km.
Various hurdles and bottlenecks to facilitate the project implementation are being addressed so that it gets expedited. While a major chunk of the projects has been developed, a few segments, including several road over rail bridges, which require railways support, and some other bottlenecks are being addressed.
After unfurling national flag at the newly constructed Metro Rail corporate office, Reddy said Hyderabad metro rail was recognised as an infrastructural innovation by various international infrastructural fora and was recognised with many prestigious awards including ‘Global Infrastructural project of the year 2013.
“It was important to live up to the global expectations and standards,” he said.