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Hyderabad Metro Rail Launch by PM Narendra Modi

Hyderabad Metro Rail Launch by PM Narendra Modi

Mr. Modi is scheduled to leave for Miyapur in an IAF helicopter to flag off the metro rail and will subsequently proceed to the HICC to inaugurate the GES-2017 around 4 pm.

Initially, the Hyderabad Metro would run from 6 am to 10 pm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate Hyderabad Metro Rail's first phase of almost 72-km elevated project, officials said.

"The metro stretch of 30 km, to be thrown open for public, would be the longest in the country on the inauguration", the Telangana minister KT Rama Rao said.

A smart card has been launched for metro passengers. He was received by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "The trains running on three corridors will be controlled and monitored from state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Uppal", Mr Rao tweeted.

Phase 1 of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project comprises of three sections - Miyapur to L B Nagar (29.87 km), Nagole to Shilparamam (26.51 km) and JBS to MGBS (10.06 km). A mobile app called "T Savari" is also expected to operationalise.

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Hyderabad Metro is an example of engineering and financial innovation attempted in PPP mode.

Under the project, sky-walks will be also be built connecting the stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices, he said.

Rao told reporters that Modi would arrive at the Begumpet airport here at 1:10 PM on a day-long visit to the city tomorrow to inaugurate the metro rail project and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project started in July 2012 and it was scheduled to be completed by June this year, however, issues like land acquisition led to delays.

Ahead of the formal launch of the project, L&T, the concessionaire launched Swatch Metro campaign which highlights My City, My Metro and My Pride, whose objective is to seek people's support in keeping metro clean.

As many as 546 security personnel from private agencies will man the stations on the Miyapur-Nagole stretch.


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