Cities which grow rapidly need an effective public transport system as part of the development agenda, and also to reduce the congestion and pressure on road transport. The long wait for the people of Hyderabad has finally come to an end with the operationalization of a rapid transit system called Hyderabad Metro Rail.
The Corridor I from LB Nagar to Miyapur and Corridor III from Nagole to Raidurgam has already become operational and now Corridor II has become operational from MGBS to JBS. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, Sri. K. Chandrasekhar Rao garu flagged off the train services on JBS-MGBS stretch (Corridor II) of Hyderabad metro rail from the JBS Parade Ground Metro station on February 7th, 2020. This corridor connects two key bus terminuses of the city, namely the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) and Jubilee Bus Station (JBS).
The terminuses are strategically located and highly significant for the state’s transport sector providing road connectivity from Hyderabad to different regions of Telangana and other states through bus transport. Now a world-class transit system in the form of Hyderabad Metro has linked these two regions, spanning a distance of about 10 km with nine metro stations. The entire route will be covered by the metro in just 16 minutes when compared to the 40-minute journey by road.
Linking core areas of Hyderabad with Secunderabad, this stretch is one of the busiest in the city and has been one of the arterial links of the twin cities, for many decades. The corridor passes through some of the busy junctions and important localities like Musheerabad, RTC X Road, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Kacheguda, Badi Chowdi, Koti and Osmania Medical college. The metro rail project is now all set to give a facelift to this dense corridor. The project is all set to provide a fresh, new impetus to development across the region, and is also expected to reduce the traffic woes. There will be two interchange stations, namely MGBS metro station that connects Corridor I and Parade Grounds station, that provides link to Corridor III.