PM inaugurates Hyderabad Metro Rail

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Nov 2017 09:01:28



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station here. After launching the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations in between, the Prime Minister took a ride on the train on its inaugural run.

He was accompanied by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Telangana Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao and state BJP chief K Laxman, among others.

The Prime Minister, with other dignitaries, took a ride in the inaugural run from Miyapur station to Kukatpally station (a distance of five km) and back, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy told PTI.
A mobile app named ‘T Savari’ for Metro passengers was launched by the prime minister, who was also given a power-point presentation on the project at Miyapur station.

The metro would be open for public from Wednesday.
The 30-km stretch in the opening phase is the longest for any metro in the country on inauguration, Rama Rao said.
It was a proud day for loco pilots S Supriya and M Rajasekhara Chary as they were in the drivers’ seat for the inaugural run.The trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially which would be rescheduled to 5:30 am to 11 pm depending on the traffic and demand, Rama Rao said.