Special coach for women introduced in Hyderabad Metro

Commuting on the Hyderabad Metro is likely to become easier for women passengers, with the inauguration of a ‘Ladies Special Coach’ on the metro trains, from May 7, 2018

A special coach exclusively for women, was introduced in Hyderabad Metro trains, on May 7, 2018. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) managing director NVS Reddy and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited MD and CEO KVB Reddy inaugurated the ‘Ladies Special Coach.’

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During the inauguration, Reddy also apprised about the progress of work on the city’s metro routes. Work on the 16-km stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar of Corridor-I of the 72-km-long elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, would be completed by July 2018, NVS Reddy said. “The works on the stretch between Ameerpet and HITEC City will be done by October,” he told reporters.

Prime minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, in November 2017. Reddy said Corridor-I (Miyapur to LB Nagar – 29 kms) and then Corridor-III (Nagole to HITEC City – 27 kms) would be completed by July and October, respectively. Works were going on in Corridor-II between JBS and MGBS (10 kms stretch) and the target is to get the stretch operational by early next year, he said.

Reacting to a query, the HMRL MD said once the electric vehicle (EV) policy is in place, feeder services by electric vehicles would be introduced. After the frequency of trains was increased, the average ridership has now touched around 70,000 passengers daily on the inaugural route of Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole, officials said. L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited is building the project across three corridors.

 

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