The Chief Minister of Telangana State, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, and high representatives of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL), L&T Metro Rail and Keolis Hyderabad have inaugurated the final 11 km metro section on Hyderabad Green Line.
The line is served by seven stations and connects central eastern Hyderabad to the two existing red and blue lines.
The 69-km metro network is connected to 6 railway stations, including Begumpet, Secunderabad and Nampally, for fully enhanced shared mobility and intermodality.
“As a public transport service, the metro has helped to improve quality of life for Hyderabadis over the years. Other extensions are now planned to take this project further and make the city a reference in shared mobility. This public private partnership has greatly enhanced the attractiveness of Hyderabad, thanks to excellent, effective collaboration between all parties involved,” said NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail.
The fully automated metro network was opened in two years, starting November 2017, when the first section entered commercial services.
Keolis Hyderabad was awarded the contract to operate and maintain Hyderabad automated metro network by L&T Metro Rail in 2012.
Currently, the network is daily used by more than 400,000 passengers and is forecast to carry 1 million passengers per day in the future.