After a long wait of eight years, Hyderabad will have its own Metro Rail services buzzing in the city soon!
According to the Times of India, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has already sent a formal letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inviting him to the inaugural event of the 30km Metro Rail service between Nagole and Miyapur.
“You may kindly recall the personal invitation to you on 25.5.2017 in New Delhi requesting you to make it convenient to inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project (Phase I) in November 2017,” the invitation letter, said.
According to HMRL authorities, all major works are expected to be concluded by October 15.
“The remaining work will be completed before November 1,” Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) managing director NVS Reddy told TOI.
The Metro project is expanded over three corridors – covering a distance of 72km. The 30km stretch that is gearing up for operations in November will have lines running between Miyapur and Nagole, with Ameerpet as the interchange station between corridor I (Miyapur-LB Nagar) and corridor III (Nagole to Raidurg).
Reportedly, the interchange station at Ameerpet will be one of the largest Metro stations in the country, stretching over a whopping two lakh sq.ft.
Divided into three levels, the station will be facilitating both corridors simultaneously with corridor I on the lower level and corridor III constructed over it. Both of these corridors have common points at all the three levels, which otherwise are split into two separate lines.
With a budget of ₹14,132 crore, Hyderabad’s Metro Rail is estimated to be the largest project under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in the country.
Once the Metro commences its operations in November, it will bring a huge respite to countless commuters regarding time and money.