After Maiden Ride By Modi, Hyderabad Metro To Open For Public
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28 inaugurated the Hyderabad Metro Rail, and took a ride along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in its maiden run.
The first phase of the Metro rail project covers a 30-kilometre stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations.
The Metro rail's commercial operations would start from November 29.
Besides the chief minister of Telangana, Modi was accompanied by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Telangana's Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao and state BJP chief K Laxman in the much-awaited train's inaugural run.
The trains on this route would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially, and the timings would be rescheduled to 5.30 am to 11 pm at a later stage, depending on the traffic and demand, Telangana Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao has said earlier.
The concessionaire, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, would charge a minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two kms, and the highest fare of Rs 60 for a distance of more than 26 kms.
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. The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would also start feeder services for the Metro, Rao said. A smart card was launched on November 25 for Metro rail passengers. The card would be used for multiple modes of transport in future, Rao said. A mobile app, named 'T Savari', would also be launched for the benefit of passengers.
Under the project, sky-walks will also be built, connecting the stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices.
With inputs from Housing News