Giving a much-anticipated access to Hitech City, the Hyderabad Metro Rail, on its first anniversary, has started trial runs on the Ameerpet-Hitech City stretch of Metro Corridor – III on Thursday (29 November), reports Times of India.
A group of technical experts and engineers led by HMRL Managing Director (MD) NVS Reddy and L&T MRHL MD KVB Reddy travelled by a Metro train on the stretch and watched different basic parameters and the performance of the train.
The Ameerpet and Hitec City Stretch is 10 km long with eight stations, Madhura Nagar (Taruni), Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills Road No.5, Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddammagudi, Madhapur, Durgam Cheruvu and Hitech City.
Surpassing several challenges, including technical ones because of sharp turns, curvaceous road, steep climbs and the court-battles for land acquisition, HMRL and L&T MRHL have accomplished a noteworthy achievement in giving much anticipated Metro Rail access to the Hitech City zone, authorities said.
Since the train reversal facility beyond Hitech City station up to Trident Hotel will take a couple of more months to be completed, NVS Reddy said they had found a technical solution in 'twin single line technique'.
“In this method of train operations, a double line railway track functions as two separate single lines where each railway line works as an independent single line and trains are operated in both up and down directions on the same line as if these are two independent single lines,” said Reddy.
“Both conventional railway signalling systems and the highly sophisticated Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system of Hyderabad Metro permit this type of twin single line train operations,” he added.
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