MMTS services to be resumed

An MMTS train passing Necklace Road station in Hyderabad.   | Photo Credit: P.V.SIVAKUMAR

Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy announced that MMTS suburban services, which had been stalled since March last year, will be resumed next week.

The decision was taken by the Railways after he met Minister Piyush Goyal and requested him to resume the services as the public transport has been the lifeline for the poor and middle-class along with daily wagers and vendors.

Mr. Reddy thanked Mr. Goyal for acceding to his request and urged the citizens to practise COVID-appropriate behaviour while travelling in the suburban trains, a press release said.

Association plea

The Suburban Train Travellers Association and the MMTS Travellers Association had also urged the SCR authorities to immediately commence the MMTS train services at least during the morning and evening peak hours for the benefit of the employees, small businessman, daily wagers and vendors.

In a press release on Sunday, Association president Noor pointed out the electrification and doubling work has been completed between Secunderabad-Bolarum-Medchal and also between Falaknuma-Umdanagar, hence the TS government should release the pending payments for the launch of the MMTS phase two operations as it would benefit scores of people living in the suburbs to commute in an affordable eco-friendly public transport system.

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