Hyderabad: After a passenger's request, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has decided to run from 6 a.m from Wednesday.
The HMRL MD, N.V.S Reddy, shared the happy news on Twitter. He wrote, "We are happy to announce that as desired by MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao in response to passenger requests, arrangements have been made to run metro trains from 6 am onwards from tomorrow (Wednesday). Accordingly, the first set of trains will leave at 6 am from their respective originating stations."
Mr. Reddy also added that there will be no changes in the rest of the timings. As before, the last train will leave at 10:15 p.m and reach their destinations at around 11:15 p.m, it said.
The decision comes after the municipal administration and urban development (MAUF) minister K.T Rama Rao asked HMRL and L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail to consider a request made by a Metro user.
On 8 November, Abhinav Sudarsi had requested KTR to start Metro services by 6 a.m pointing out that getting cabs in the early hours is very expensive. Retweeting Abhinav's concern, KTR had sought possible solutions from HMRL and L&T Hyderabad Metro. HMRL had replied in the affirmative and said Metro services in the city shall begin from 6 a.m from Wednesday.
Since September 2020, Hyderabad Metro has been operating from 7 a.m and the last train is at 10:15 p.m with all COVID-19 safety protocols in place.