Hyderabad: On Monday, Metro services will be initiated by Hyderabad Metro Rail on the new 16-km stretch between Ameerpet to LB Nagar. The services on this route will make the entire Corridor 1 phase operational.

The sources have reported that testing and commissioning of the trains have been made on the stretch and a safety certificate regarding the same has also been issued by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety.

The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan will flag off the Metro train at Ameerpet station at 12 noon. “This is a 16 km stretch with 16 stations. With this, the entire 29 km of Corridor-I from Miyapur to LB Nagar will be operational. There are 24 stations in the operational 30 km line. With its operation on Ameerpet to LB Nagar route, the Metro will be 46 km, the second largest in the country, next only to Delhi,” Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy said.

Besides this, a 30 km Miyapur-Nagole stretch was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2017.

Reddy also revealed that till the end of the year, the 10 km Ameerpet-Hi-Tec city line will open while services between Jubilee Bus Station and MGBS (10 km) will be initiated next year.

AS per the sources, a heritage precinct along with continuous and wide footpaths will also be constructed by HMRL. This will favour the movement between Police Control Room and Rangamahal Junction and will cover five stations. These stations will be Assembly, Nampally, Gandhi Bhavan, OMC and MGBS in Corridor-1.

In order to provide services and security at the stations and Metro trains, CCTV has already been installed by the Hyderabad Metro Rail at all stations and in trains which will provide a 360-degree coverage. Besides this, baggage scanners, door frame metal detectors and hand held metal Detectors have also been installed by HMRL.

As per the recent reports, Hyderabad Metro is recording footfall of around 85,000 passengers per day (in the 30 km stretch of Miyapur-Nago).