Hyderabad Metro Route: An Urban Miracle for the IT Hub

Hyderabad Metro Route

The Hyderabad Metro route, entitled under “Hyderabad Metro Rail Project”. It is owned by Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited on the behalf of Govt. of Telangana. It is operated by L&T Metro Rail Ltd. It is an MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System) type of project. The operational network or the current capacity of the route is 69.21 KM. The plan is to expand approximately three times the present size.

The city of Hyderabad is one of the oldest cities in the Indian Subcontinent. It was the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Now it is the capital city of Telangana. It was founded by a Mughal feudal lord who later became free from Mughal sovereignty. Unlike other principalities, the Nizam or the sovereign of Hyderabad was docile to the British and never lost its independence on any pretext. After Indian Independence on 15th August 1947, it was forming a separate part inside India. Later it was incorporated in India. Hyderabad is unique in its blend of tradition and modernity. It is known for its Islamic Architecture as well as it is one of the attractive IT hubs for India.

Thanks to Ramoji Film city it is the center of Telugu media production. It has respected universities, colleges, and management institutes. For a prosperous future in this techno-centric world, Hyderabad is the best place to start. Also, Hyderabad is neither too dull to chill. Popular cinema-halls, shopping malls, and cafes are there for sharing your exciting moments with the few of your choice. Also, the climate is very friendly. Summer is a bit arduous. Rainfall is frequent and systematic. Winter is wonderful. The cost of living, depending on that you don't need a party every evening, is reasonable. Law and Order conditions are exemplary.

Environment and sanitation can make other Indians envy. Internet and other facilities relating to the information are easily available. Medicine is widely available, and doctors are good, cooperative. And, with the establishment of the Hyderabad metro route, it is an excellent place to start a business or look for jobs in the information industry.   

The Need for a Metro in Hyderabad

To understand the blood-circulation of the city, working knowledge of the Hyderabad Metro Route is essential to be at the city proper. Most of the Indian citizens have their workplace in an urban center. To fulfill his official duties he must have the means to be available at service at his workplace. The reality is not many Indians can buy a locomotive to drive to their workplace.

Also, congestion of locomotives can seriously disturb the atmosphere and thereby the urban environment. So if the business is to be sustained at an accelerated pace ordinary means of transportation over the surface of the city will not suffice. Urban transportation must dig inside the earth new paths to facilitate business. And therefore, for the demand of the hour, technology has gifted us metro rail service. Now we will examine a city known for its medieval splendor and which is bold to encounter the challenge of modernist development. Hyderabad, the city famous for its blooming Information Based Industries potential has an eco-friendly but efficient metro service that does not compromise on its service towards the citizens of Hyderabad.

Know the Hyderabad Metro Phases

The Hyderabad Metro Route total project consists of two phases Phase I and Phase II respectively. Phase one has three lines under it. Phase 2 has six lines under it.

Phase I consists of three lines. The first one is from Miyapur to Ameetnagar. This metro route has 27 stations. The operational route length is close to thirty km.

The stations of this Hyderabad Metro Route are Chikkadpally> Gandhi Hospital>JBS Parade Ground>MG bus Station>Musheerabad>Narayan Guda>RTCX Roads>Secunderabad West>Sultan Bazaar.

 The second line is from JBS to Falaknama. This route has 16 stations. The operational route length is barely above fifteen km.

The stations of this route are Ameerpet>Begumpet>Durgam Cheruvu>Habsiguda>HITEC City>Jubilee Hills Check Post>Madhapur>Mettuguda>Nagole>Parade Ground>Paradise>Pedamma Gudi> Prakash Nagar>Rajdurg>Rasoolpora>Road no. 5 Jubilee Hills>Secundrabad East>Tarnaka>Taruni Madhura Nagar>Uppal>YusufGuda

The third line is from Raidurg to Nahole. The number of the station is 23. The route length is around 30Km.

The stations operated under this Hyderabad Metro Route are, Ameerpet> Assembly>Bharatnagar>Chaitanyapuri>Didsukhnagar>Dr B. R. Ambedkar Balanagar> Ergadda> ESI Hospital>Gandhi Bhavan>Irrum Manzil>JNTA College> Khairatabad>KPHB colony>Kukatpally>LB Nagar>Malakpet>Miapur>Musapet>Musarambag>Nampaly>New Market>Osmania Medical College>Punjagutta>S. R. Nagar>Victoria Memorial.

For lines to intersect, there at least one transit station associated with every line, connecting the city with a broad network.

The lines one to three are known as Green, Blue and Red respectively 

The connected Depot of the Greenline is in Miyapur. The connected Depot of the Blue line is Falaknuma. The connected Depot of Redline is Uppal.

Now let us give a bird’s eye view of the phase II route of the Hyderabad metro route. The first line has two sublines. One of them connects Miyapur and Ptancheru. The trajectory is 15 km long. This train goes through Bhel. The other line goes from LB Nagar to Hayath Nagar. The line is seven Km long.

Line 2 of phase 2 connects JBS to Alwal compassing 8 km. Line 3 of phase 3 connects Nagole and Shamshad and it is 28 km long. The thirty Km long Raidurg to Shamshad line is the fourth line in this phase. Then comes the 30 km long Raidurg to Shamshad 30 km long route the longest single line in Hyderabad metro route. It is the fifth one. The sixth route is from Tarnaka to Ecil which is just 7 km long.

Hyderabad Metro’s Impact on the City

Given the proper conditions of metro services hitherto available in India, the figures of Hyderabad Metro route service is quite a superb achievement of Telangana Govt. In times like these faster communication in the urban space is a political right to the city-dwellers and as the figure shows it is fulfilled.

As the Hyderabad metro routes spread throughout the city as blood circulates throughout the body, the metro of Hyderabad has rendered the civil society of Hyderabad healthy by smoothing business transactions and saving lives at desperate times in case of need. Transport is like an irreversible revolution. For those city-dwellers of Hyderabad who chanced to see Hyderabad before the metro got started, the city is never the same by now.

Essentially, with every development of means of transportation in an urban area, the sense of time of city dwellers alters irreversibly. It leaps to a faster clock, rather the clock compresses. Also, before the metro started transportation over the surface due to overcrowding and congestion made people imagine that Hyderabad is a big city. Now going from a pole of the city to another pole of the city has taken half an hour. So in city dweller's perception, as the network of metro exhausts each node of the city space due to shortening of time as if contracts. Modernization like introducing the metro leads to the contraction of the city space. But this very contraction of duration yields a myriad of possibilities to unfold which was not yet available before.

Some other important things worth noting

Before wrapping up let us discuss several issues that Metro transport of Hyderabad metro route has yet to achieve. The contract of the project is on a PPP basis so that private firms have a role in construction. It is a wise man's sermon that private stakeholder always minds his business, however social the cause is. So partial privatization, even it is part can confuse the service as a result of miscommunication between different bodies of the metro service. Also, the lure of private gains can result in public catastrophe. For a private firm, profit is a priority. If it comes from low-quality inputs, then be it. The thing should be remembered that low-quality input, in a case like metro rail can cause the loss of countless lives.

Also, projects of the Hyderabad metro route may have caused the eviction of marginal people living in slums or colonies. These gigantic urban development projects like the metro have a bleak underside regarding urban inequality. Land, by nature, is scarce which makes it costly, and in the regime of private property, if one wants to set a metro route he needs to buy land. But for an underdeveloped country like us, property right over land is not well-defined. So if a land bought by the government for the metro project somehow consists of slums and colonies, the mass residing there becomes homeless. Nevertheless, many states try to incorporate this population into mainstream life by empowering them in different Government-led initiatives. Now is the perfect time to start considering moving to Hyderabad considering the wide range of amenities it has to offer.