CMRS Inspects Hyderabad Metro’s Miyapur – SR Nagar Stretch

On August 9 & 10, the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety and his team held a 2 day inspection of Hyderabad Metro’s 12 km Miyapur – SR Nagar stretch! This section is the 1st stretch of the 29.87 km Miyapur – LB Nagar line and second overall to be ready. Trial runs on the 4.4 km Miyapur – Kukatpally stretch had started on May 8, 2015 after which L&T extended it further south to the SR Nagar station in October 2015. In May 2016, the concessionaire (L&T Metro Rail) received a Speed Certificate from the Railway Board following which they invited the CMRS to visit and inspect the line.

The 2 day safety inspection was carried out Prabhat Kumar Bajpai from the Indian Railways’ North Eastern Circle based out of Lucknow. His team’s visual inspection of the tracks & trains is mandatory and the last step before the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. can commence commercial operations.

This section in north Hyderabad includes 10 stations at Miyapur, JNTU, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital and SR Nagar:


Miyapur – SR Nagar stretch – view Hyderabad Metro map & information


Photo Copyright: Tanweer Nasar


CMRS making an entry – Photo Copyright: Raghu Veer Sharma


Kukatpally station – Photo Copyright: Raghu Veer Sharma


Miyapur auxiliary substation – Photo Copyright: Raghu Veer Sharma


Post inspection shot of Keolis’ operations team – Photo Copyright: Raghu Veer Sharma

Back in March 2016, the CMRS completed inspecting the 8 km Nagole – Mettuguda stretch of the 28 km Nagole – Raidurg line soon after which the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. received approval to begin operations. Both these stretches of the network are unconnected and are not expected to bring in huge crowds due to which the Telangana government & HMR haven’t shown any interest in commencing operations until the mid-sections are ready. One recent report pointed to a Diwali (October-November) opening for both aided by bicycles to break the last-mile conundrum, but it remains to be seen if they will follow through with that.

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


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3 Responses to "CMRS Inspects Hyderabad Metro’s Miyapur – SR Nagar Stretch"

  1. flthere says:

    Did the CMRS team give it approval to run operations on this stretch ?


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