Hyderabad: Chief Secretary S.P. Singh has advised Hyderabad Metro Rail and L&T officials to complete Phase-I of the project by the end of the year. He wanted the commissioning of the balance portions of Phase-I — the 16-km Ameerpet-LB Nagar stretch of Corridor-I; 19-km Ameerpet-HiTec City section of Corridor-III; and the nine-km JBS-MGBS portion of Corridor-II in phases from June.
He was speaking at a meeting on Tuesday on improvement of feeder services and last mile connectivity for Metro Rail trains on the 30-km Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole section.
He emphasised the need to introduce electric vehicles for the purpose, and augmentation of TSRTC feeder services. He instructed HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy, principal secretary, roads and buildings, Sunil Sharma and RTC senior officers to initiate proposals.
He also instructed them to conduct a quick study to get feedback from Metro Rail commuters, do station wise mapping with frequency details and match the frequency of RTC feeder services and Metro Rail trains, so as to provide end to end connectivity for commuters.
A detailed project report has to be prepared for Metro Rail phase II so that the work of evaluating the project can be carried out and a proper proposal prepared.