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The Truly ‘Modern’ Metro Rail of Hyderabad


The Hyderabad Metro Rail project is an international standard infrastructural construction featuring many technological, engineering and financial innovations.

Communication Based Train Control (CBTC)

Hyderabad Metro Rail features advanced Signaling & Train Control technology Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) for continuous communication between the central control, train operators and the station controllers to ensure better control of train operations and running. The trains will be monitored from the advanced Operation Control Centre (OCC) located in Uppal depot. The Operation Control Centre (OCC) is considered as the primary control centre, as well as back-up control centre for managing the operations during emergencies.

 Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) System

Axle Counter based fall-back system is a form of secondary train detection system, deployed across all the three corridors, which is a backup for CBTC. The signaling technology which has been deployed at the depots is based on the redundant Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) system.

Automatic Train Operation (ATO) 

Hyderabad Metro rail operates on Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode which monitors safe train operations. Some of the station equipments like Computer Based Interlocking (CBI), wayside ATP etc., constitute important signaling equipments for ensuring safe and uninterrupted train services.

Booster Transformers 

Booster Transformers are installed across the three corridors at specified locations for minimizing interference with main communication lines.  There are Receiving Substations (RSS) established at Uppal, Miyapur, Yusufguda, & MGBS which receive power supply.

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) System

Hyderabad Metro also consists of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system which offers highest level of support for the purpose of monitoring, controlling and also command. A centralized Operation Control Centre (OCC) based in Uppal Depot controls the entire Power Supply and Traction System Equipment through SCADA.

Sky Walks

The need of the hour is to have available mass transportation system that can meet up to the growing population demands of the Hyderabad city. The arrival of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is soon to arrive in the city will fill the gap. Undoubtedly, the HMR will be an attractive feature of the city as it is being constructed with a modern infrastructure that meets up to the international level standards. After all, the citizens of Hyderabad do deserve the best form of a rapid transport system that will enhance the image of their city and cater to the transport needs of not only the local citizens but also that of the visitors to the city.

In what way will HMR be attractive and usable?

Skywalks will be built across the road in order to permit passengers to move across the roads in order to enter into the metro station. Devoid of the skywalks, it will be difficult to for the elderly as well as children and women and other passengers to  cross  a road full of traffic.  The aim of HMR is to ensure the comfort and safety levels of the passengers and skywalks are being built keeping this in aim.

Will the skywalks be of international standards?

Yes. HMR has sought the assistance of experts who have international knowhow and expertise and will design skywalks that will prove tangible in terms of stability and steadfastness. Citizens will not be afraid to make use of these skywalks as the material used will be of high quality and as a result the skywalks will be convenient to make use of.

Why use a skywalk?

  • To avoid getting run down by vehicle.
  • To have safe accessibility to the metro station.
  • Elderly will be able to reach the metro station without much discomfort.

The citizen of Hyderabad can look forward for the arrival of the HMR as it will facilitate his or her travel. The skywalks that will be constructed will definitely make travel easy. HMR certainly is planning in a big way and on account of its international level construction standards,  it will certainly prove to be beneficial for the comfort of residents of the city.

HMR will make an impact on the travel facilities of Hyderabad and will also enhance the image of the city.

About Skywalks

Hyderabad is quickly emerging as a growing metro which certainly would need modern forms of transport that would facilitate the growing demands of the citizens. The city is also the hub of several multi-nationals and business companies and there is a dire need for rapid form of transport that would make travel in the city comfortable and easy. Keeping this in view, the Hyderabad Metro will soon emerge as the best option for the daily commuters who are fed up with traffic jams and congestion.

Crossing across the roads and highways to reach metro stations, skywalks have been constructed in order to facilitate crossing. The elderly, children and women and also other adults have to take necessary precautions while crossing roads, and it is advisable to use skywalks rather than simply cross the road, while traffic is moving at a rapid pace.

Why have a skywalk?

  • To ensure safe cross over for commuters.
  • To ensure accessibility to the metro station is easy and convenient.
  • Children, elderly and women can cross roads via skywalks safely.
  • To prevent movement on the roads in case people prefer to use to cross
  • across to the metro station.

Why HMR prefers skywalks?

• HMR has always the citizens’ convenience and safety in mind and would ensure that the commuters reach the metro stations safely.
• Skywalks will enable commuters to make use of HMR more frequently as they would certainly feel safe crossing over. Obviously, HMR would prefer that more commuters avail the services of HMR.

Every city would like the best form of transport, and also emerge as a city that provides amenities of international standards. Hyderabad has also attained much distinction in this regard and many tourists like to visit this city. It is but natural, that the necessity of having rapid form of transport is very essential. HMR is meant to facilitate tourism by ensuring that there is convenient and relaxed form of transport that would enable people to move from one place to another.

It is not just merely having a metro rail system, but also ensuring that the safety of the commuters is much ensured not only while travelling in it but also reaching it. Skywalks are the best answer for this, as they make commuters feel safe while crossing across roads. HMR is meant for the commuter in every sense of the term, from safety point of view, convenience and quick reach to destinations.

In what style has HMR built skywalks?

HMR, obviously, prefers to maintain international standards at every cost. The skywalks built by it do meet up to international standards of safety and attractiveness. After all, Hyderabad is not lagging behind in any way in providing the best transport to the local citizens.