PM Modi to launch Hyderabad metro on November 28
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project on November 28. A message to this effect was conveyed to the Telangana chief minister’s office (CMO). A formal letter from the Prime Minister’s Office intimating the same will be delivered on Monday, said op sources in the government.
The PMO confirmed the appointment after receiving a report from the Union urban development ministry whose team of officials inspected the project in Hyderabad and subsequently gave the green signal for the inauguration by the PM.
“The PMO has given the green signal to the metro rail inauguration by the PM. An official communication to this effect will reach the state government on Monday ,“ said the sources. On September 6, CM KCR wrote a letter to PM requesting him to launch the Metro Rail service. It was on September 6 that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had written a letter to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi requesting him to inaugurate the prestigious public transport system project in Hyderabad.He also stated that, costing about `15,000 crore, the mass transport system is one of the biggest public-private partnership project in the country .
Modi will inaugurate a 30 km stretch of the metro rail project extending from Nagole to Miyapur on November 28. While 17 km of this will be from Nagole to Ameerpet on Corridor III, the remaining 13 km will be from Ameerpet to Miyapur on Corridor I. This 30-km metro rail stretch traverses along one of the most congested arterial roads of Hyderabad.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail project that was awarded to L&T is being constructed on a 72-km stretch encompassing three corridors spread across the city.