Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation Hyderabad Metro Rail this afternoon.
Mr Modi unveiled a pylon at Miyapur metro railway station on the outskirts of Hyderabad to mark the formal inauguration of the first phase of Hyderabad Metro from Miyapur to Nagole, a stretch of 30 kilometres with 24 metro stations. This stretch will be open for commercial operations from tomorrow.
After unveiling the pylon, Mr Modi travelled by metro train up to Kukatpalli metro station. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Governor ESL Narasimhan accompanied the Prime Minister in the metro ride. The Prime Minister also witnessed an audio visual presentation on metro and release a mobile app named Metro Sawari on the occasion.
Features of the metro
— The 30 km long Hyderabad metro will have a total of 24 stations
— The service will be from Nagole to Miyapur beginning at 6 in the morning till 10 at night
— The Ameerpet station is the largest metro station in the country
— The minimum fare has been fixed at Rs.10 for the first 2 kms while the maximum fare is Rs. 60
— The project began in 2012 but hit the fast track in 2014
— This is the first phase of a total of 72 km-long metro project
— The project is expected to be completed within a year’s time
— Apart from ticket tokens which can be bought at counters on all stations, a prepaid card of Rs. 200 will also be available for riders
The entire Hyderabad metro project has been executed in an eco friendly manner.
To add to people’s convenience and save time, automatic ticket vending machines are also being installed at each station.