HMR finds Ameerpet-Hitec City trial runs satisfactory; to launch services soon

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Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), which has been conducting different safety tests and trial runs on the 10-km stretch from Ameerpet to Hitec City, has found the results satisfactory and is gearing up for the mandatory inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for commencing commercial operations in the next few weeks.

HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy along with L&TMRHL Managing Director KVB Reddy conducted a review meeting here on Friday on the progress of different works on the 10-km stretch from Ameerpet to Hitec City. They also reviewed the results of various tests, safety parameters and trial runs on the stretch.

After finding the results of safety tests and trial runs satisfactory, NVS Reddy wanted L&TMRHL to get necessary safety certification from the French company Thales, which provided the Communication Based Train Control technology for Hyderabad Metro and from the Internal Safety Assessor – Halcrow.

Instructions were issued to L&TMRHL engineers to prepare necessary documentation at the earliest and to submit the same to CMRS for his mandatory safety inspection of the section for opening it for passenger operations in the next few weeks.

“After the safety clearance of the section by the CMRS, the Chief Minister’s Office will be approached for fixing the inaugural date,” NVS Reddy said.