Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is waiting for Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to inaugurate operations on the historic Jubilee Bus Station (JBS)-Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) stretch. Authorities said that they would inaugurate it any time before February 10.
Once the Metro Rail service commences on the 11-kilometre stretch via the interchange station at Parade Ground, the travel time will be cut down to 16 minutes from 38-40 minutes by road.
The HMRL secured clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on January 11 to commence operations on Corridor II. The CMRS, Mr J.K. Garg, inspected the line along with HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy and senior engineers and technical experts of L&THMRL, HMRL and independent engineer Louis Berger over three days and issued the safety certificate.
Mr Reddy told Deccan Chronicle that operations would commence by February 10 and that HMRL was awaiting Mr Rao’s appointment. He said that the HMRL had made the Corridor II pedestrian friendly and CC road works beneath the structure were 80 per cent complete.