The Hyderabad Metro is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 28th of this month. The inauguration event, which will take place at Miyapur Depot, is slated to happen prior to Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The inauguration will officially mark the commencement of operations on the 30 km stretch between Miyapur and Ameerpet and from Ameerpet to Nagole.
As per a report in Indian Express, HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy said it would be a record in the country because no other Metro has opened for public operations on such a long stretch at once. Also, a safety certificate was issued by the Commissioner of Railway Safety earlier this week. It has also been informed that the Prime Minister will be travelling for a 7-minute haltless trip from Miyapur to SR Nagar.
Minister of IT for the state of Telangana, KTR, shared some photos of this prestigious project on his Facebook page.
The post read, “All set for the launch of a truly world-class public transport facility #HyderabadMetro
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The minister even invited Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to attend the launch of Hyderabad Metro on November 28th. The Facebook post, which shared the photos of the both, read, “Met Hon’ble Urban Affairs Minister Sri Hardeep Singh Puri Ji. Invited him for the launch of Hyderabad Metro on 28th. Also briefed him on the various initiatives like Mission Bhagiratha, 2BHK program, ODF status for all ULBs, advanced waste management techniques & Clean Authority of Telangana. Many Thanks to Hardeep Singh Puri Ji for gifting me his book ‘Perilous Interventions.”
The Metro Rail Project in Hyderabad in the world’s largest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in this particular sector. The network, which has been built with an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore, will cover a distance of 72 km across three corridors in the city.
The officials are hopeful that the Metros, once operational, will ease out the traffic problems in the city and will provide better means of transport to the citizens of Hyderabad.