The Hyderabad Traffic Police has issued an advisory to commuters on routes to avoid for the next 14 days to make arrangements for the early commencement of commercial operations of Corridor-2 of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL) which will connect Jubilee Bus Stand to MGBS.
The police said that the traffic restrictions were also put into place to ensure the speedy completion of Metro Pier construction activities at Musheerabad Junction.
‚ÄúThose commuters who intend to go towards Secunderabad Station via Musheerabad ‚Äėx‚Äô roads are advised to co-operate with the traffic police and use the below mentioned alternative routes designated for them to avoid congestion,‚ÄĚ a press release stated.
The traffic police said that vehicles coming from RTC X Road towards Secunderabad Station will be diverted to take a right turn at Musheerabad X Road towards Padma Rao Nagar and go via Chilkalguda Circle.
Traffic coming from Kavadiguda X Road will continue straight via Padma Rao Nagar and take a right to travel to Chilkalguda X Road, to reach the Secunderabad Station.
Traffic coming from Secunderabad Station via Gandhi Hospital towards Musheerabad X Road will continue to proceed as usual.
Light vehicles coming from Kavdiguda to Secunderabad will take left turn at Mekalmadi and travel via Bhoiguda T Junction and Gandhi Hospital.
‚ÄúPublic and pedestrians are requested not to stop their vehicles to observe the Metro Rail work at Musheerabad X Road to avoid traffic congestions. General public are requested to take alternate routes to reach their destination and cooperate with the Traffic Police,‚ÄĚ the release added.
The traffic restrictions are in place until April 26.
The 30 km-long first phase from Nagole to Miyapur was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28 and has 24 stations, which covers a large part of the city - from the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal to Osmania University and the Secunderabad Railway Station, to other areas like Ameerpet and Kukatpally.
Corridor 1 of the largest metro project in the world in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode was thrown open for commercial operations after that, with work on Corridor 2 and Corridor 3 aiming to be completed by December 2019.