Hyderabad Metro’s Nagole – Mettuguda Stretch Likely to Start Operations in Mid 2016

As per various recent reports in the media, the 8 km Nagole to Mettuguda stretch of Hyderabad Metro’s line 3 might commence operations sometime between March and June in 2016. This section is part of the larger 11 km “Stage 1” between Nagole and Secunderabad, however the section between Mettuguda to Secunderabad over the Indian Railways’ lines is still under construction and will take some additional time to get ready.

Photo Copyright: Live Mint

An old image of a trial run in progress – Photo Copyright: Live Mint

Here’s a map I’ve made which shows the 11 km “Stage 1” from Nagole to Secunderabad. The stations on this section include: Nagole, Uppal, Survey of India, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda & Secunderabad as seen below:

Route of Nagole - Mettuguda stretch

Route of Nagole – Secunderabad stretch – view full map

As a reminder, trial runs on the Nagole-Mettuguda section began in August 2014. For some amazing images of a trial run shot at Tarnaka, please see: Hyderabad’s Metro during a trial run. This line will eventually run up to Shilparamam on the west end of Hyderabad by the middle of 2017.

As per HMR’s Managing Director, N.V.S. Reddy, the line to Secunderabad will take another year to get operational since the work to build three road under bridges has been time consuming. The following satellite imagery from Google Earth shows the area where the metro work is going on between Mettuguda and Secunderabad:

N.V.S. Reddy also suggested that the civil construction on the 11 km “Stage 2” of Line 1 from Miyapur to SR Nagar (see map) is expected to be finished by the end of the year following which trial runs on the entire section will begin early next year. Currently, trial runs have only been taking place on a 4.4 km stretch between the Miyapur depot to Kukatpally Housing Board (KPHB) since May 2015.

For more updates on the Hyderabad Metro, check out the Hyderabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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