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Metro rail becomes reality as Modi inaugurates first phase


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Metro rail becomes reality as Modi inaugurates first phase

2017-12-09 00:17:06

Metro rail becomes reality as Modi inaugurates first phase

The News Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of Hyderabad Metro and also took a ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally on November 28. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, Governor ESL Narasimhan and other senior officials.The 30 km-long stretch from Nagole to Miyapur has 24 stations covering several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Metro rail becomes reality as Modi inaugurates first phase Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station and major commercial hubs like Begumpet and Ameerpet.

Over one lakh people took to the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) on November 29, after the project was thrown open to the public. The first day of the HMR's launch saw long queues and packed trains, as several people had stepped in just for the experience. Several residents of the city, young and old alike, were seen taking selfies and enjoying the ride.

The stations were packed since the first ride at 6am, and continued to be crowded till late in the evening. HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy also travelled around the stations, taking feedback from the public and overseeing all operations.

According to reports, L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail sold 10,000 smart cards and 45,000 tokens till afternoon on the first day of operations itself.Other reports add that seven traains covered the 13-km stretch from Miyapur to Ameerpet, with a frequency of 8 minutes, while there were another seven trains between the 17-km stretch from Ameerpet to Nagole.

“We are yet to determine how many among the nearly 1 lakh passengers will be regular commuters who will continue to use the rail. Most people who boarded the metro today took to it to satiate their curiosity,” MP Naidu, a senior official from the engineering division said.

This largest metro project in the world in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode was conceived way back in 2007, and was actually grounded in 2010. However, the foundation stone of the project was laid in December 2012.The project, which was once on the brink of collapse, saw many ups and downs since L&T won the bid in 2010 to build the 71.2-km elevated metro on three corridors.

 

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Metro rail becomes reality as Modi inaugurates first phase

2017-12-09 00:17:06

The News Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of Hyderabad Metro and also took a ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally on November 28. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, Governor ESL Narasimhan and other senior officials.The 30 km-long stretch from Nagole to Miyapur has 24 stations covering several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station and major commercial hubs like Begumpet and Ameerpet.

Over one lakh people took to the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) on November 29, after the project was thrown open to the public. The first day of the HMR's launch saw long queues and packed trains, as several people had stepped in just for the experience. Several residents of the city, young and old alike, were seen taking selfies and enjoying the ride.

The stations were packed since the first ride at 6am, and continued to be crowded till late in the evening. HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy also travelled around the stations, taking feedback from the public and overseeing all operations.

According to reports, L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail sold 10,000 smart cards and 45,000 tokens till afternoon on the first day of operations itself.Other reports add that seven traains covered the 13-km stretch from Miyapur to Ameerpet, with a frequency of 8 minutes, while there were another seven trains between the 17-km stretch from Ameerpet to Nagole.

“We are yet to determine how many among the nearly 1 lakh passengers will be regular commuters who will continue to use the rail. Most people who boarded the metro today took to it to satiate their curiosity,” MP Naidu, a senior official from the engineering division said.

This largest metro project in the world in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode was conceived way back in 2007, and was actually grounded in 2010. However, the foundation stone of the project was laid in December 2012.The project, which was once on the brink of collapse, saw many ups and downs since L&T won the bid in 2010 to build the 71.2-km elevated metro on three corridors.