The much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail line between Ameerpet to LB Nagar is all set to open to the public on Monday after Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan will flag off the route at 12 pm.
Narasimhan will be accompanied by caretaker Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister KT Rama Rao along with other officials of the state government and the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL). With this, the entire Corridor 1 of the Hyderabad metro will be operational.
"For Hyderabadis, it is again a special occasion, because it is a jewel in the crown for the city's urban transport system. This is the most eco-friendly and pollution free way to travel. It also has high safety standards and will transport people from LB Nagar to Miyapur and ultimately from Hitec city to Nagole and JBS to MGBS and thereafter," KVB Reddy, MD and CEO of L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, said in a video message.
The metro train will go past important landmarks like the Moazzam Jahi Market and the Telangana Legislative Assembly building besides Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS).
The Ameerpet to LB Nagar section of Hyderabad Metro is all set to be launched formally on September 24th by Governor of Telangana & AP, Sri. E.S.L. Narasimhan. This brings the entire Corridor I into operation.#HyderabadMetrorail #MetroConnectivity #LBNagar #Ameerpet #CorridorI pic.twitter.com/dW8SPYgzKT— Hyderabad Metro Rail (@hmrgov) September 23, 2018
Travelling from Ameerpet to L B Nagar is going to get a lot easier with Hyderabad Metro Rail.— L&T HydMetroRail (@ltmhyd) September 22, 2018
With the inauguration of the new line on 24th September, travel will get more comfortable and safe. #ManaMetro #AmeerpetToLBNagar #MyMetroMyPride #ForThePassenger pic.twitter.com/uum88iAd0r
According to reports, the MGBS metro station, which will be a connecting station for two corridors of the metro rail, will be one of the largest stations in Asia.
“Two big skywalks connect all the platforms of MGBS bus station on one side and the second skywalk connects Chaderghat area. Chaderghat skywalk is 600-foot long and 20-foot wide. The skywalks are very wide keeping in mind the increase in traffic over the next few decades,” HMR MD NVS Reddy was quoted as saying.
The 30 km-long section of Corridor 1 from Nagole to Miyapur was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28, 2017. With 24 stations, it connects 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.
Meanwhile, work between Ameerpet and Hitec city will be done completed by this year while The stretch from Jubilee Bus Station to the MGBS on corridor 2 is expected to open by April 2019.