Hyderabad: To ease Metro traffic, the Hyderabad Metro has started running short-loop trips. It is also planning to run inter-corridor trains depending on the need of the commuters. This will allow passengers to travel directly between Habsiguda to MGBS.
At present, if a person has to go to MGBS from Habsiguda, they have to either change trains at the Parade Grounds station or get down at Secunderabad East station, go to Secunderabad West by road, and board a train from there. The commute will be easier for passengers if they have a direct train.
A service track in Chilkalguda allows Corridor 3, which runs from Nagole to Raidurg, and Corridor 2, from Jubilee bus station to Mahatma Gandhi bus station, to meet. The distance between the corridors is 29 km. As the number of commuters has been increasing, passengers who have to change trains at intersections have been facing a lot of problems. To ease the commute, the Metro rail has decided to run from Habsiguda to MGBS.
Commuters from ECIL take a bus to Mettuguda station and board the Metro there. A train from Mettuguda to Raidurg will run during peak hours for these passengers. As there is a high demand for trains between Ameerpet to Hi-tech City additional trains will run between these stations. Metro rail MD N.V.S Reddy said depending on the need of the commuters Metro may introduce trains straight to MGBS.
Passengers who travel through Corridor 3, Nagole-Raidurg Metro, get down mostly at Ameerpet and travel towards Corridor 2 ( Miyapur-LB Nagar). There is a service track in Ameerpet which combines the two corridors. Metro from Nagole to Miyapur can run using the service track. This has still not happened. As the corridors are usually very crowded, it is still uncertain whether the Hyderabad Metro rail will run inter-corridor trains.