There are many modern cities in our country where bustling traffic, rapid expansion and population explosion is reinforcing the need for an effective public transportation system that not only addresses the traffic hassles but also ensures a sustainable development of different areas within the city.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail is one such mass transit system which was conceived across three high-density traffic corridors of the city spanning across 69 km in phase-I. The three corridors are Corridor I, i.e. Miyapur – LB Nagar with 29 kms and 27 stations. The Corridor II represents the MGBS- JBS stretch spanning a distance of about 11 kms with 10 stations which is all set to be launched soon. The Corridor III stretches from Nagole to Raidurg spanning 29 kms with 24 stations.
The metro stations are located at an average interval of about 1 KM as elevated stations, with passenger access by means of staircases, escalators and lifts. With a frequency of 3 to 5 minutes during peak hours, the system is expected to carry more than a million passengers per day. With a maximum speed of 80 kmph and an average speed of 34 kmph, the metro coaches are fully air-conditioned with automatic doors and many other safety features. Currently, it is the second largest operational metro in India after Delhi metro and it has clearly redefined public transportation system in Hyderabad city.
The metro rail is witnessing record footfalls and is becoming an inseparable part of the city’s ethos and culture. With several milestones, awards and recognition, and most importantly, commuter patronage, Hyderabad metro is charting a new success story in the history of modern Hyderabad.