Hyderabad Metro Rail has finally arrived! Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Metro Rail Service at Miyapur Station today afternoon at 2.15 pm. He traveled on the train for about ten minutes from Miyapur to Kukatpally and back. This was a long delayed and much awaited project and now most of it is completed. Today is a great day for Hyderabad, it will be remembered forever. With this additional and very fast transport system; thousands of people would be benefited and the traffic congestion on roads would be overcome to a great extent.
Commercial operations of the Metro Rail service will commence from 6 am tomorrow, 29th November 2017. The Metro Services will be available from 6 am to 10 pm from Nagole to Miyapur, a distance of 30 kms with a Metro Rail Interchange at Ameerpet. This totally completed and in operation route has a section of the Red Corridor from Miyapur to Ameerpet and a section of the Blue Corridor from Ameerpet to Nagole. I have highlighted this route in the above map in light blue. The stations in the Red Corridor are Miyapur, JNTU College, KPHB, Kukatpallly, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI hospital, SR Nagar and Ameerpet. At Ameerpet one will have to get into the Blue Corridor train to go to stations along Nagole route. The stations in the Blue Corridor are Ameerpet, Begumpet, Prakash Nagar, Rasoolpura, Paradise, Parade Ground, Secunderabad East, Mettuguda, NGRI, Cricket Stadium, Uppal and Nagole.
Each train will initially have three coaches. Each coach will carry 330 passengers. The number of coaches would be increased depending upon the traffic. Similarly the timings of operation, from 6 am to 10 pm would be rescheduled to 5.30 am to 11 pm. The initial train timings would be announced tomorrow. The ticket fares would be as indicated in the chart below.
I wish the balance 42 kms of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project for which works are in progress would also be completed soon. People traveling in Metro and on the roads would be greatly benefited!