The metro services on Ameerpet-Hitec City route are expected to start shortly. The HMR is preparing for the mandatory inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), which happens to be the final clearance to commence commercial operations.
The CMRS inspections are expected to be carried out towards the weekend and once the safety clearance is obtained, the Chief Minister’s Office will be approached for fixing a date for the launch of the services, officials said.
Ameerpet-Hitec City route will have new stations at Madhuranagar, Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills Checkpost, Peddamma temple, Madhapur, Durgam Cheruvu and Hitec City.
Nearly 1.75 lakh passengers are traveling every day on the existing routes of Miyapur-LB Nagar and Nagole-Ameerpet. Once the services commence on the Ameerpet-Hitec City route, officials expect the number of passengers will increase, as the route covers the entire IT corridor.