PM Narendra Modi to flag-off much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail today
The 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole would be launched by PM Modi today.
Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail on Tuesday.
Ahead of the launch, the preparations and security of Miyapur Metro Station premises were duly reviewed by the Telangana government officials and the concerned minister.
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The 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, would be launched by the PM at 2:15 pm at Miyapur station.
Its commercial operations would start a day after.
During its inaugural run, Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally and back.
The trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially and the timings would be rescheduled to 5:30 am to 11 pm, depending on the traffic and demand, Telangana's Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao had said on Saturday.
The concessionaire, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, has fixed a minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two km and the maximum fare is Rs 60 for a distance of more than 26 km.
Each train would initially have three coaches and 330 people can travel in each coach. The number of coaches can be increased to six depending on the traffic, Rao had said.
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would also start feeder services for the metro, he had added.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail project, touted to be the world's largest public-private partnership, started in July 2012. It was initially scheduled to be completed by June this year but the delay in land acquisition and other issues resulted in it overshooting the deadline.
(With PTI inputs)