Narendra Modi to flag-off Hyderabad Metro Rail: The much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow and general people available from November 29.
The 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Nagole and Miyapur, having total 24 stations, would be launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 2.15 pm tomorrow at Miyapur station.
Narendra Modi to flag-off Hyderabad Metro Rail
Modi along with Telangana Chief Minister KCR will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back to Kukatpally to Miyapur.
The Metro trains would run from Morning 6 am to 10 pm initially and the timings would be rescheduled to morning 5.30 am to 11 pm, depending on the demand and traffic, Telangana’s IT Minister KTR said on Saturday.
He said that the HMR is the most innovative and largest such project in the world in public-private partnership mode.
Already L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, has released the metro prices and fixed a minimum cost of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two Km and the maximum cost is Rs 60 for a distance of more than 26 kms.
Each train would initially have 3 coaches and 330 people can travel in each metro coach. The number of coaches can be increased to 6 depending on the traffic, KTR said.
The TSRTC BSE 3.92 % (TSRTC) would also start feeder services for the metro, he said.
A smart card was launched on Saturday for metro rail passengers.
The SMART card would be used for multiple modes of transport in future, KTR said.
On 28th November 2017 A mobile app ‘T Savari’ would also be launched for the benefit of passengers, KTR said.
Under the HMR project, sky-walks will be also be built connecting the stations directly to complexes, offices, and stadiums he said.
“The TS government has started its efforts for the second phase of the metro as well,” the minister said.
Asked about the deadline for the completion of the whole project, he said it should be ready in last 2018.
As many as 500+ security personnel from private agencies will man the stations on the Nagole-Miyapur stretch. They will be working under three police officials per station in each shift, as per the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL).
The L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad has already installed sophisticated CCTV cameras at all the trains and in stations.
HMRL’s MD’s N V S Reddy earlier said that several measures have been taken up to ensure a without any Disturbance travel for the disabled people also
The project, which started in July 2012, was initially scheduled to be completed by June 2017 but delays like land acquisition and other issues resulted in it overshooting the deadline.