First Metro Train in Hyderabad to run on March 23, 2015
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH), the concessionaire that builds the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project, on Friday announced that the rails sourced from Tata Steel (France) would be laid within a month on the first stretch – Nagole to Mettuguda.
“So far, citizens have been witnessing pier construction and laying of viaduct, but soon we will be taking the work to a new level, which involves laying of tracks, signalling and telecommunications work. We are planning to run the first train on March 23, 2015,” said L&TMRH Managing Director and CEO V.B. Gadgil.
Speaking to reporters, he said the rails would be welded together and fixed to the concrete beam without using the traditional ballast so that comfort for the traveller would be more. “We are trying to complete the civil work first before taking the next step in a coordinated manner. About 10 launch girders to form the viaduct are ready in different locations,” he said…FullStory