The idea of Hyderabad Metro Rail, which was on cards right from the early 2000’s has borne fruit, with two corridors becoming operational in the city and the final corridor of the first phase all set to be launched soon, in the year 2020.
The advent of Hyderabad Metro in the year 2017 and its successful completion of 2 years recently in November, 2019 with record ridership has clearly altered the paradigm of public transport system in Hyderabad city. It is becoming part of Hyderabad’s ethos and is moving towards becoming an indispensable transport system in the city.
The prolonged RTC strike recently and the footfall crossing the figure of 4 lakh on New Year’s eve is a testimony to how commuters are increasingly choosing the metro rail for their regular commute. The path breaking connectivity to IT district near Raidurg and seamless connectivity to MGBS, the city’s major bus terminus are just some of the few milestones of Hyderabad Metro.
The soon-to-be-launched Corridor II connecting MGBS with JBS, passing through Secunderabad, Narayanguda and Koti is expected to have a significant impact on the city’s arterial road traffic, reliving the pressure on road transport, whilst providing scope to reduce pollution levels.
The metro rail has been a witness to many records, which shows the careful planning involved in the execution of this project, despite many hurdles on the way. The unswerving commitment to provide Hyderabad with a world-class rapid transit system has moved towards reality, from only a dream two decades ago. With the second largest operational metro rail network in India after Delhi metro, the year 2020 is expected to witness more ridership, and much more progress marking a new tryst in the services of Hyderabad Metro, endearing itself to many more commuters.