Ameerpet - Hitec City Metro Stretch Inaugurated
Governor Telangana E S L Narasimhan today flagged off Metro train services on the 10-km Ameerpet - Hitec City stretch of Corridor III (Nagole - Ameerpet - Hitec City).
Hyderabad | 20th March 2019
Governor E S L Narasimhan this morning flagged off Metro train services on the 10-km Ameerpet - Hitec City stretch of Corridor III (Nagole - Ameerpet - Hitec City).
In view of the election code in force no political functionary was invited, and the Governor flagged off the train in the presence of Chief Secretary Dr S K Joshi, HMRL MD N V S Reddy, DGP M Mahender Reddy, MA & UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Finance) K Ramakrishna Rao, L&T MRHL MD K V B Reddy and other senior officers of the government and L&T MRHL.
There are eight Metro stations excluding Ameerpet on the 10-km stretch: Taruni - Madhura Nagar, Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills Road No 5, Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddamma Gudi, Madhapur, Durgam Cheruvu and Hitec City. The train will cover the stretch in 18 minutes, and the entire Corridor-III between Nagole and Hitec City (27 km) will be covered in 50 minutes as against two hours by road.
With the opening of this crucial link, commuters can easily travel to the highly congested IT/ITES areas of Hitec City, Gachibowli, Jubilee Hills, Hitex etc in comfortable Metro trains.
After flagging off the stretch, the Governor and senior officials traveled by a Metro train from Ameerpet to Hitec City. During the ride, HMRL MD N V S Reddy explained the engineering and financial innovation of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project to the Governor. He told the Governor how the foresight and the advance planning that went into the project made the Hyderabad Metro one of the best in the world. He informed the Governor that the project had already won 76 prestigious national and global awards, and that it had set several new benchmarks in Metro Rail planning and construction in the world.
When the MD told the Governor that the Hyderabad Metro was five times more energy efficient than road travel, and that in addition 40% of the energy generated through regenerative brakes was also fed back into the system, the Governor advised him to give wide publicity to these facts so that more and more people took to public transport and pollution levels were reduced. He also wanted the MD to disseminate information regarding the efficiency of the Metro system wherein one Metro train could carry seven busloads of passengers and replace 24 car lanes.
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