Eagerly Awaited Hyderabad Metro Trials from Ameerpet to HiTech city Begin
Here is a great news for passengers in IT corridor, years of waiting has come to an end, Hyderabad Metro train has arrived to provide IT employees relief from traffic hardships. Metro trial between Ameerpet to Hi-tech began on Thursday 29-11-2018. Metro trains move between Maduranagar, Yusuf Guda, Jubilee Hills Road No-5, check post, Pedhamma Gudi, Madhapur and Durgamcheruvu (8 stations).18 types of tests will be conducted in this experimental run. Trials are likely to continue for around two to three weeks. Later, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will first examine it and after his approval, this metro will be allowed for the passengers. On Thursday, Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy has launched Metro trial run in Madhura Nagar Metro Station. Later, Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy along with L & T Hyderabad Metro MD KVB Reddy, Chief Electrical Inspector (CEIG) DVS Raju, HMR SE Vishnuvardhan Reddy, DCC Balakrishna, L&T Hyderabad Metro Project Director M.P.Naidu, SVO Anil Kumar Saini and other engineers travelled in Metro trial run and examined the performance of experimental work.
Metro to go both, Up and Down on the same track
Now, the metro train is running on one track and coming back on other track, whereas the condition is different in Hi-Tech city route. The train goes up and down on the same track and this is mainly due to lack of reversal facility at Hi-Tech city station. It takes a few more months for the completion of this reversal facility. In order to overcome this hurdle, officials have come up with a technical solution that the trains would run in “Twin Single Line Method”. Under this method, the double line metro railway track works as two separate single tracks and the metro trains would go both up and down on the same single line. Minister KTR congratulated Metro Rail officials on Twitter.
End of Deadline
The agreement of construction of a Metro Rail Project in Hyderabad with government and private partnership will end tomorrow. In July 2017, the due date of the agreement has already ended, but it was extended further for another 17 months. The Metro officials said that the deadline is again yet to be extended as the works are not yet completed. Officials also said that there is a doubt about the further extension of the due date due to the current situation in the state. L&T Hyderabad metro has acquired the Metro Project in 2012 under PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode. Within 5 years i.e. by July 4, 2017, Metro route of 72 km should be completed according to the alignment with Government. But the task did not get completed due to several alignment disputes and delays in collection of lands. KCR government has extended the due date by 17 months on the request of L&T Hyderabad Metro organization. This extended deadline will also end on November 30, yet 10 km track between JBS and Falaknumais still not completed. Metro sources said the work would take another 10 months to complete, as the collection of assets in a few areas is still pending.