Fast-tracking the work, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has completed the construction of all the pillars for the 66 km network, reports Rail Analysis India.
HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said that an average of one pillar per day was laid out and depending upon the technical requirement and locational constraints, different shapes have been adopted for the pillars. A total of 2599 pillars are laid out for the network.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 30-km stretch of between Miyapur and Nagole, in November 2017, officially commencing the commercial operations of the network.
The 10-km stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City became operational on 20 March this year. After the completion and stabilisation, the metro rail is expected to carry 15 lakh passengers every day.
Hyderabad Metro, Spread across three corridors -- Miyapur to LB Nagar; JBS to Falaknuma and Nagole to Shilparamam -- will cover a total distance of 72 km.