Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the ₹15,000-crore Hyderabad metro rail project during his visit here in November.
Mentioning his personal invitation to Modi made earlier in June in New Delhi, the Chief Minister requested the PM to inaugurate the Hyderabad metro rail project (Phase-I) in November 2017.
In the letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister tweeted that the first phase of the project will be ready in November, and that during Modi’s visit to Hyderabad during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit as Chief Guest, the phase one could be inaugurated.
Project in progress
The Chief Minister informed that the 72-km, ₹15,000-crore Hyderabad metro rail project is the biggest public private partnership venture to date. The 13-km Miyapur-Ameerpet line and 17-km Ameerpet Nagole line have conducted trial runs and obtained safety permissions. Meanwhile, work on the metro rail has gathered pace with round-the-clock activity in some segments. While most of the major links have been completed, including rail over bridges, some interconnection points and stations are at advanced stages.
The rail project, undertaken by construction major L&T, is being developed across three corridors.