Urban Railways

Hyderabad Metro to Open 11-km Stretch on February 7

The Hyderabad Metro Rail will throw open yet another stretch for public commute on February 7. HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said an 11-km stretch on corridor-II will be made operational, taking the total operational length to 69 km (29 km in corridor-1, 29 km in corridor-3 and 11 km in corridor-2.)

“Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will inaugurate Metro Corridor-II (JBS-MGBS) on February 7 at 4 pm.,” Reddy said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2017 had inaugurated a 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole. In September 2018, another stretch between Ameerpet to LB Nagar was inaugurated. In March 2019, the stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City and in November that year, another Metro rail service between Hitec City station and Raidurg was inaugurated.

“Already we are the second-largest metro network in India, next only to Delhi and the world’s largest metro in PPP mode,” Reddy added. The Hyderabad metro currently has a daily footfall of over 4 lakh.