The Telangana government, on September 7, 2017, decided to start the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project in November 2017 and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote a letter to the prime minister in this regard, a release from the chief minister’s office said.
Modi is expected to attend the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Summit’ to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, 2017 and Rao urged him to inaugurate the project at that time, it said. The chief minister said it is the largest public-private partnership (PPP) project in the country, taken up at a cost of Rs 15,000 crores.
The construction under the project is going on in three phases, covering an area of 72 kms, the release said. The development of the 13-km-long stretch between Miyapur and Ameerpet and the 17-km-long Ameerpet-Nagole stretch has been completed, it said. The metro rail stations have also been built. Trial runs have been successful and security clearances have also been obtained, the release said. The state government has decided to open these stretches in November, it added.