Hyderabad Metro Becomes Second Largest Metro Rail Network In India

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With the launch of another 11-km stretch on Feb 7, Hyderabad Metro Rail has become the second largest metro rail network in the country covering 69.2 kms after Delhi.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao flagged off of the metro train on Green Line stretch from Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), connecting the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

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  • The JBS-MGBS stretch is part of Corridor-2 JBS-Falaknuma (14.78 km).
  • The opening of metro service on this stretch will facilitate movement of commuters between two largest and busiest Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus stations in Telangana.
  • It passes through several important landmarks like Parade Grounds, Musheerabad, RTC Cross Roads and Sultan Bazar.
  • The work on the stretch from MGBS on Musi river to Falaknuma is yet to start.
  • The stretch, which has 9 metro stations, is expected to reduce travel time to just 16 minutes from one end to the other, as against 45 minutes by road.
  • MGBS interchange station, which is said to be the largest metro station in the country, connects the Green Line to Red Line or corridor-1 from L. B. Nagar to Miyapur (29 km).

  • At JBS, Green Line is connected to Blue Line or corridor-3 from Nagole to Raidurg (29 km).
  • It was on Nov 28, 2017 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated first section Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole.
  • In 2018, second section Ameerpet-L.B. Nagar was opened.
  • Third section Ameerpet-Hitec City (10 km) was thrown open on March 20, 2019.
  • Another 1.5 km stretch from Hitech City to Raidurg was commissioned in November last year.
  • Barring MGBS-Falaknuma, the entire project has now been completed.
  • The 73-km elevated metro is the biggest metro project in the world in PPP mode at a total cost of Rs 20,000 crore.

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