L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) has reaffirmed its promise to make travel more convenient with the launch of its much-awaited corridor-II. Inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Telangana State, Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, the 11 km stretch is equipped with the Advanced Signalling & Train Control technology and Supervision & Communication Systems for Hyderabad metro by Thales.
This corridor will be an important link between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It will also act as an essential junction connecting the existing Metro I & III corridors along with the two inter-state bus stations of Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) providing last mile connectivity to commuters.
Covering a total of 9 stations, this connective corridor will help daily commuters by significantly reducing travel time to just 16 minutes against 45 minutes by road.
In December 2012, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited, appointed Thales in India for providing India’s first Signalling System with Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and Supervision systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. In addition to the CBTC signalling, Thales has also delivered its comprehensive communication and supervision package.
The previously commissioned initial stage comprising corridor–I (Miyapur-Ameerpet of 13 km) and corridor-III (Ameerpet-Nagole of 17 km) are also equipped with the Advanced Signalling, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and Integrated Communications and Supervision systems by Thales.