Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated the metro system in Hyderabad city on 28 November 2017. The metro opened to the public from 29 November 2017, covering a 30-km stretch and is expected to carry 1.7 million passengers each day. The construction was started in June 2012, but the project was delayed owing to land acquisition.
The first phase of the metro line covers 24 stations from Miyapur in north Hyderabad to Ameerpet - a connecting station - on Corridor 1, and from there to Nagole in the eastern side of the city, which is part of Corridor 2. The Hyderabad Metro Rail Network will cover a total distance of around 72 Km across three corridors:
Some other key highlights are:
1. Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is the World's Largest Public-Private Partnership Project (PPP) in the Metro Sector. The investment is done by L&T Metro Rail, and the operation and maintenance will be done by Keolis Hyderabad.
2. 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.
3. The minimum fare is INR 10 and the maximum fare is INR 60. The fare structure is designed to incentivise long-distance journeys.
In May 2017, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited won UITP India Recognition 2017 for the project "Hyderabad Metro Rail" - Hyderabad Metro Rail is the world's largest Public-Private Partnership Metro rail project being implemented on Design, Built, Finance, Operate & Transfer Model. The project is including new technologies including usage of extensive Pre-cast construction methodology, Communication Based Train Controlled (CBTC) signaling system, Open loop AFC System, Common Signalling and Trains for all Corridors, MAXIMO Asset Management System etc.