Hyderabad Metro is helping people beat the heat this summer by providing a comfortable mode of transportation. Many people are choosing to travel on the metro to reach their destinations, and some stations are experiencing heavy rush during peak hours. This is a common phenomenon across all metro networks in India and other countries. The passenger density is highest during the morning peak hour on the C3 corridor in the up direction, but it is still within design limits. The total ridership across the network of 56 stations is around 4.50 lakh average per day.
Passengers prefer the metro because it is more comfortable than other modes of public transport. However, some stations, such as Ameerpet, can become unmanageably crowded. To improve the passenger experience, short loop trains have been introduced at Ameerpet, Secunderabad, and Mettuguda Metro Stations as per requirement. Empty trains are effectively helping to clear the crowd, and the headway between trains on the C1 corridor has been reduced from 7 minutes to 4 minutes and 30 seconds during mid-day non-peak hours. Additional security personnel, including lady guards, are being deployed to regulate and manage the crowd.
Overall, Hyderabad Metro is providing a saviour to people from the scorching sun, and passengers appreciate the comfort and feasibility of travelling on the metro.