TELANGANA (Metro Rail News): The State government has taken a major decision to extend metro rail services in all directions beyond the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. The expansion is estimated to cost ₹60,000 crore and will be implemented in the coming years. The decision was made during a meeting of the State Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Minister for Municipal Administration K. T. Rama Rao informed reporters about the plans for the metro rail services. The works will include connecting LB Nagar to Peddamberpet, Uppal to ECIL X roads, Insapur to Miyapur, Miyapur to Lakdi-ka-Pul, and more. Additionally, there will be a double-decker metro line with road and rail routes between Jubilee Bus Station and Tumkunta, and a similar line between Patny and Kandlakoya. Metro services are also proposed to be launched from the airport to Kandukur.
Detailed project reports for these metro expansions will be prepared by Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities and submitted to the government for approval.
The State government also plans to utilize the Hakimpet airport, currently under the control of the Indian Airforce, for civilian operations as well. A request will be sent to the Centre seeking permission for the operation of civil aircraft at Hakimpet airport. The government highlighted the need for another airport in Hyderabad due to the city’s rapid growth.
This decision signifies a crucial step towards enhancing public transport in Hyderabad through an extensive expansion of the metro rail network.