A day after getting formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited’s contractor Keolis today started commercial operations on the first 29.80 km elevated stretch of Hyderabad Metro’s 3-line 72 km Phase 1 project between Miyapur – Ameerpet – Nagole.
Operations began at 6 am with 18 Hyundai Rotem trains getting deployed at a headway of 15 minutes through 24 stations spread across 2 lines –
• Line-1: Miyapur – Ameerpet (approx. 12.20 km)
Stations – Miyapur, JNTU, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital, SR Nagar and Ameerpet (Interchange)
• Line-3: Nagole – Ameerpet (approx. 17.60 km)
Stations – Nagole, Uppal, Survey of India, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Secunderabad East, Parade Grounds, Paradise, Rasoolpura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet and Ameerpet (Interchange)
By noon, over 22,000 users took a ride on the system and L&TMRHL is expecting anywhere from 1 to 1.5 lakh users riding the system by the end of the day. I’ll add the day’s final ridership figure here whenever known.
Some videos –
— Hyderabad Times (@HydTimes) November 29, 2017
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