HMR to have 3 service tracks
By S Bachan Jeet Singh | Published: 14th September 2013 08:06 AM |
In a bid to prevent the metro rail from obstructing the tracks due to any technical glitch or breakdown, the L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) will construct three service tracks (pocket tracks), at different locations on the three metro rail corridors.
With the elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project proceeding at a brisk pace, these service tracks will be constructed between Sanjeevaa Reddy Nagar and Ameerpet (Miyapur to LB Nagar on Corridor-1), Chilkalguda-Bhoiguda (JBS to Falaknuma on Corridor-2) and between Shopper’s Stop and Hyderabad Public School at Begumpet (Nagole to Shilparamam on Corridor-3).
These tracks are being built by the L&TMRH as part of safety measures and will be a few metres away from the running tracks. The service tracks are proposed for emergency needs. The L&TMRH and HMR officials told City Express that if a metro train develops a sudden technical glitch, it would lead to disruption of services of the other trains on that corridor.
To avoid any inconvenience to commuters, the faulty train would be shifted to the service tracks to clear the line. Later, it would be shifted to the designated Metro rail depot for repairs. The first model coach of HMR, manufactured by Korean-based Hyundai-Rotterdam, is expected to reach Hyderabad by this month end.
The prototype has already started its journey from South Korea through the high seas and is expected to reach Chennai at the earliest before being brought to Hyderabad.
The citizens can get a glimpse of it as HMR is planning to display the prototype near People’s Plaza on Necklace Road. It will comprise of an engine cabin and a bogie.