HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday inaugurated a 11-km stretch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project between Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), extending yet further public transportation convenience for passengers shuttling between the north-south ends of the city.
Hyderabad Metro already extends east-west connectivity in the city with services on the LB Nagar-Miyapur and Nagole-Raidurg corridors. With the commencement of commercial operations on the JBS-MGBS route, another 11 km of Metro network added to the existing 58 km. The 69-km network signals the end of Phase I of the Metro project in the city, said a Metrorail news report.
Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) had issued the necessary safety certificate for the route last month. JBS-MGBS section is one of the parts of JBS-Falaknuma corridor and has nine stations — JBS-Parade Grounds, RTC Crossroads, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, Narayanguda, Chikkadpally, Sultan Bazaar and MGBS.
Presently, around four lakh passengers are travelling every day on the other two corridors. Every day, about 780 trips are being served, covering 18,000 km, with the punctuality of 99.8 per cent.
Getting to the JBS parade grounds metro station that is placed closer to the JBS bus station was constructed at 66 ft with five levels — street, lower concourse, upper concourse, lower platform, and upper platform.
While the MGBS interchange metro rail station is termed as one of the biggest metro rail stations in Asia which connects Miyapur-LB Nagar stretch of Corridor I and JBS-Falaknuma of Corridor II.
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