Hyderabad, January 16

Telangana Chief Secretary SP Singh said that international-level facilities would be provided to passengers travelling in Metro train, which will start functioning from June 2.

He, along with a team of officials, carried out an inspection of the Hyderabad Metro Rail stretch from Nagole to Begumpet. Besides identifying gaps and checking security arrangements, the inspection also checked beautification work done, including repair of footpaths after construction work.

Singh enquired running of feeder buses from metro stations to the nearby colonies, steps taken for the security of passengers and walkers and other facilities.

The officials also visited Uppal depot’s Operation Control Centre, which would be linked to the police’s upcoming command centre in the city.

Metro Train

The footpath, bike stations at Parade Grounds and Gymkhana grounds were also inspected.

He said skywalks would be constructed connecting the overhead stations to the nearby bus stand and railway stations.

The government is keen on launching the metro train between Nagole-Begumpet and Miyapur-SR Nagar on June 2.

At a review meeting, the CS directed senior officials to give prominence to the safety of metro corridors and stations while interlinking the metro operation controlling centre with command control centre at Banjara Hills.

He directed the finance wing officials to release the metro corridor development funds and speed up property acquisition works for metro train works in various main routes.

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