The much-awaited Hyderabad Metro has finally been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The inauguration event, which took place on Tuesday morning, witnessed the presence of many other eminent personalities as well. ANI shared some of the pictures from the event.
Sri. Narendra Modi launched the operations by flagging off the 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project at Miyapur. Passengers will be able to commute between Miyapur and Nagole using Metro Rail from Wednesday morning.
The PM, on the Metro Rail’s maiden journey, was accompanied by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Governor ESL Narasimhan, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and other cabinet ministers including Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.
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 woes in the city and will provide better means of transport to the citizens of Hyderabad.
The operations, which will begin from November 29th, will be transporting people from 6 AM to 10 PM daily.
The rate card of Metro is given below:
|S.No||Distance (km)||Proposed Fare|
|2||more than 2 and upto 4||15|
|3||more than 4 and upto 6||25|
|4||more than 6 and upto 8||30|
|5||more than 8 and upto 10||35|
|6||more than 10 and upto 14||40|
|7||more than 14 and upto 18||45|
|8||more than 18 and upto 22||50|
|9||more than 22 and upto 26||55|
|10||more than 26||60|
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