Security checks for the most awaited Ameerpet to Hi-Tech city metro route have got completed. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) team inspected the route and conducted safety checks for two weeks. CMRS along with approval also imposed few restrictions on train speed on this route for safety reasons. Metro sources are worrying that if they run the metro in this stretch according to CMRS restrictions, there will be more dissatisfaction regarding the speed of the Metro among the commuters. In order to clear the suspicion of CMRS regarding the safety, the metro has conducted trail runs in this stretch till Tuesday.
Metro officials are more likely to meet the CMRS again and explain to them about the safety measures they are going to take to avoid the risks and seek unconditional approval. Even though the Ameerpet- Hi-Tech city stretch is of only 10 km, it became more complicated due to the lack of proper planning. The construction company L&T completed this route without a reversal option in Hi-Tech city. Due which the metro train from Hi-Tech city should come back on the same single track till the Jubilee check post. This is means the metro should run in a typical twin single manner.
Then from Nagole to Jubilee’s check post, the Metro will run automatically in CBTC technology and from there i.e. from Jubilee’s check post to Hi-Tech city the train will be run manually like conventional railways. As a result, this affects the train frequency i.e. it becomes difficult to run a metro for every 7 minutes. There are lots of twists and turns in this route making it more complicated.