According to HMRL officials, all the civil works have been completed on the 10-km route which forms part of corridor II. “Works pertaining to telecommunication, overhead cabling, electrical and signalling are going on at a brisk pace in all the 10 stations,” said NVS Reddy, managing director, HMRL.
Works on viaduct have been completed, while works on roofs at stations are being executed. “The target is to complete the works by November-end,” he said.
After the launch of services on the Ameerpet—Hi-Tec City route, nearly 2.2 lakh passengers now use the Metro and of these, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 commuters take the Ameerpet—Hi-Tec City route.
“We are anticipating a similar footfall on the JBS-MGBS stretch once the services commence as the route passes through one of the densely-populated corridors,” a senior HMRL official said.
JBS, Parade Grounds, Secunderabad, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC Crossroads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Sultan Bazar and MGBS are the 10 stations on the route.
The route will provide better connectivity between JBS and Secunderabad stations and with MGBS and make travelling easy for long distance commuters. With 56 km of Metro operations under way so far, Hyderabad Metro is now the second largest Metro in the country after the Delhi Metro.