Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags off the Hyderabad Metro Rail
It is Hyderabad’s turn to have its metro rail and come to par with other leading metropolitan cities of the country. Amidst much fan-fare Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the Hyderabad Metro Rail. The first phase of the Hyderabad metro line covers a 30 km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole. A total of 24 stations will be covered during this first phase of metro. The metro will run from 6 a.m. in the morning to 10 p.m. in the night in the initial periods. Later the timings will be changed from 5.30 a.m. to 11 p.m., depending on the traffic and demand.
On the fare front the State has decided to fix a minimum fare of ₹10/- for a distance of up to 2 km and the maximum fare is fixed at ₹60/- for a distance of more than 26 km. The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has installed CCTV cameras at all the stations and on trains. Telangana. Besides the Metro smart card which would be used for multiple modes of transport in future, a mobile application – ‘T Savari’– would also be launched. This app provides quick interface for metro services. State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) would also start feeder services for the metro, he said.
During the inaugural run, Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao travelled by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back. The project started in July 2012 and was initially scheduled to be completed by June 2017. But owing to delays caused on land acquisition front as well as some other issues resulted, the completion deadline overshot.
The State Government has begun putting its efforts for the second phase of the metro and aims to complete it within a year’ time.
Just with the completion of first phase, the real estate community has warmed up to the idea of developing to the available open land parcels as well as prospective redevelopment projects across stretch between Miyapur and Nagole; the completion of second phase of the metro line is set to take the Hyderabad real estate to new heights.