Hyd Metro trains to run at full speed now, reduce journey time on all corridors

With the increase in speed, it is expected that journey time would reduce by about six minutes on corridor 3 (Nagole to Raidurg); about four minutes on corridor 1 (Miyapur to LB Nagar), and about 1.15 minute on corridor 2 (MGBS to JBS). It is also expected that with this systems upgrade, there will be an improvement in the rail wheel interaction on sharp curves thereby reducing screeching and vibrations.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 April 2022 12:45 PM GMT
Hyd Metro trains to run at full speed now, reduce journey time on all corridors

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro will now be able to operate its trains at full speed and raise the speed from the current 70 kmph to 80 kmph, saving significant time between corridor terminals.

Hyderabad Metro Rail has recently undertaken modifications to its signalling software with the objective to harness the full speed potential of its metro system. These software upgrades and system compliance were inspected by CMRS Janak Kumar Garg from 28 to 30 March. As part of safety checks, speed trials were conducted and on finding the systems to be compliant to safety regulations, the CMRS (Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety) has issued the authorisation to deploy this upgraded systems software.

With the increase in speed, it is expected that journey time would reduce by about six minutes on corridor 3 (Nagole to Raidurg); about four minutes on corridor 1 (Miyapur to LB Nagar), and about 1.15 minute on corridor 2 (MGBS to JBS). It is also expected that with this systems upgrade, there will be an improvement in the rail wheel interaction on sharp curves thereby reducing screeching and vibrations.

K.V.B Reddy, the MD and CEO of L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (L&TMRHL), said, "With the receipt of this authorisation from CMRS, we would now be ramping up the metro systems to full speed potential thus saving time between the terminal stations, leading to a better passenger experience."

Sudhir Chiplunkar, the chief operating officer, L&TMRHL, said, "The signalling software upgrade would enable us to fully utilise the system's potential leading to better operational efficiency and effectiveness."

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