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Published On: Tue, Nov 28th, 2017

PM Modi Launches Hyderabad Metro, Takes First Ride

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pm_modi_hyderabad_metro_650_636474765508479042HYDERABAD : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro on Tuesday. The 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole will have 24 stations. PM Modi, along with Telangana CM KC Rao and Guvernor  ESL Narasimhan, takes a ride in the newly inaugurated Metro along with other dignitaries.
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The project, which started in July 2012, was initially scheduled to be completed by June this year but delay in land acquisition and other issues resulted in it overshooting the deadline.

The stretch with 24 stations covers 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the metro rail that Hyderabad has been waiting months for, joining Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on its inaugural journey, covering four stations, where there is tight security. The metro will be opened to the public on Wednesday.
The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, has fixed a minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two km and the maximum fare is Rs 60 for a distance of more than 26 km. Metro will be first in India to use an advanced Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology. The trains running on three corridors will be controlled and monitored from state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Uppal.
The metro will cover a 30-km stretch in its first phase and is expected to carry 17 lakh passengers each day. The Metro project has been divided into three corridors — all passing through areas with high population density. The price of tickets will range between Rs. 10 and Rs. 60.
The operations will start with three coaches — each of which can accommodate 330 people — per train. The number of coaches would be increased to six depending on traffic.The Hyderabad Metro line will eventually be a 72-km elevated stretch, which will be completed by next year. It is the largest such public-private partnership project, the state government has said. (With Agency Inputs ).

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