Hyderabad: The safety certificate has been issued for the 11 km stretch between Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) on corridor-2 of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy said the government will decide the date of the inauguration of the route soon.
- The certificate was issued by Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg.
- The CMRS inspected the corridor along with Reddy, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited Managing Director K V B Reddy and other senior officials over the last 3 days.
- An official release said, it has cleared the way for the introduction of passenger services on the last corridor of Hyderabad metro rail project phase-I.
- The corridor has 9 stations, it added.
- It would take 16 minutes to cover the stretch between JBS to MGBS on the metro as against 45 minutes by road, HMRL officials had said.
- The trial runs on the route had commenced on November 25 last year.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30 km stretch (between Miyapur and Nagole) out of the 72 km long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project, in November 2017.
- Subsequently in September 2018, another 16-km stretch of Hyderabad Metro between Ameerpet to LB Nagar was commissioned.
- In March 2019, a 10-km stretch of Hyderabad Metro Rail between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City was inaugurated.
- In November 2019, another 1.5 km stretch of Metro Rail Corridor-III between Hitec City station and Raidurg was inaugurated.