Hyderabad Metro Rail ran its services till 2 a.m. on the night of New Year wherein it registered as many as 4.60 lakh passengers making use of the facility without any significant incident. It has recorded around 40,000 more than what the mass public transport has ever carried since its inception in November 2017, the metro rail officials shared.
“Passengers were very well behaved last night. There has been no untoward incident or de-boarding of any passenger. Our senior officers and security personnel monitored the services till 2 a.m.,” said Managing Director N.V.S Reddy.
“We usually carry about 4.10-4.20 lakh passengers a day in the two metro corridors in operation – Miyapur to L.B. Nagar (Red Line) and Nagole to Raidurg (Blue Line). About 2.68 lakh passengers used the Corridor One facility (29 km) and about 1.91 lakh used Corridor Three (28 km),” he explained.
The Blue Line registered the highest number of passengers from terminal station Raidurg at 21, 336 followed by Hi-Tec City at 17,654, Uppal at 14,730 and Secunderabad at 14,080.
The Red Line recorded heavy passenger footfall at the terminal stations – L.B. Nagar at 25,121, Miyapur at 20,159 and KPHB at 18,697. The Ameerpet interchange station between both the corridors recorded 28,696 passengers boarding trains.
Meanwhile the metro officials also wrapped up giving the final touches for launch of the corridor – Jubilee Bus Station to Mahatama Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), an 11-km stretch.
“We are focusing on making the entry and exit points of the station on the second corridor ready for the passengers before commercial operations begin. We will take up other street level works beneath the stations gradually,” said Reddy.
It is anticipated that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will be requested to inaugurate this second corridor.