Hyderabad Metro Rail Opens For Public Today: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It

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Date of Post: 29 Nov, 2017

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail opened for public today with the passengers describing their first-time travel by it as a “convenient, comfortable & awesome experience”. The metro rail commenced its operations between Miyapur & Nagole, having a total distance of 30 kms & 24 stations.

Metro Inauguration-

  • Yesterday, PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station.

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  • After launching the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, Modi took a ride in the train on its inaugural run.

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Inauguration Timeline-

[ 02.47 PM ] PM Modi, after inaugurating the metro rail would go to the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) for the opening of 8th edition of the three-day GES.

[ 02.40 PM ] K Taraka Rama Rao, IT Minister had previously said 35 women loco pilots will be operating the Hyderabad Metro trains.

[ 02.38 PM ] Metro Rail will be open to the public from tomorrow, 6 am to 10 pm.

[ 02:35 PM ] PM Narendra Modi, Telangana CM KC Rao, and Governor ESL Narasimhan take a ride in the newly inaugurated Hyderabad Metro Rail

[ 02.32 PM ] PM Modi and Chief Minister KCR have embarked on the inaugural metro ride od 7 minutes from Miyapur to Kukatpally metro station, and back

[ 02:25 PM ] PM Modi along with CM KC Rao inaugurates the first phase of Hyderabad Metro

[ 02.12 PM ] PM Modi is about to arrive at the Miyapur metro station to launch the Hyderabad metro rail project

[ 01:48 PM ] PM Modi said,”I am touched by the warm welcome Hyderabad has given me.”

[ 01:48 PM ] PM Modi addresses the crowd to inaugurate metro rail shortly

[ 01:35 PM ] PM Sh. Narendra Modi Reached Hyderabad to Inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project

Trains Timing-

  • Initially, the trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm.
  • It would be rescheduled to 5:30 am to 11 pm depending on the traffic & demand.

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‘T Savari’ App Launched

A mobile app named ‘T Savari’ for metro passengers was launched by Modi who was also given a power-point presentation on the project at Miyapur station.

Metro Fare-

In line with the Central Metro Act, the Metro Rail Administrator (Concessionaire – L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited) has fixed the fare as below:

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Minimum fare has been kept as Rs.10/- and maximum fare is Rs.60/-

The Metro Project-

  • L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Shivanand Nimbargi said,”Every project has its own share of challenges and Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited has had its fair share, but despite all those we have built a world-class, consumer- friendly metro service that will be a benchmark for other metro rails in the country.”
  • He said,”This is the biggest public private partnership (PPP) in the world and we are proud to be a part of such an initiative.”
  • An official statement said, the Hyderabad Metro Rail project is the first ‘transit oriented development’ (TOD) project that will exploit the real estate and earn revenue by leasing out commercial and office spaces inside and outside the metro stations across the city.
  • The rapid transit project has been planned with two components – stations along the elevated metro rail system & TOD branded ‘Hyderabad Next’.
  • The statement said, depending on the city’s appetite, ‘Hyderabad Next’ will be developed with various assets like office & retail spaces, hospitality, healthcare, & mixed use facilities.

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