The second metro rail hall in Hyderabad was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday.
Hyderabad Ranked as 2nd Largest Metro in the Country
The new 11-km corridor would associate Jubilee Bus Stand (JBS) in Secunderabad and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) in Hyderabad with nine metro stations in the stretch.
The news stations are JBS, Secunderabad Railway Station, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC Crossroads, Chikkadpally, Narayanaguda, Sultan Bazar-Kothi, and MGBS. At 53ft, JBS is the highest station in the route.
With the inauguration of the new corridor, Hyderabad would now be able to flaunt the having the second-biggest metro route in the nation after Delhi Metro.
Rao and his bureau partners KT Rama Rao, Prashanth Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Mahamood Ali, GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Srinivas Goud, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, and Hyderabad Metro Rail Managing Director NVS Reddy took a ride in the recently launched metro route.
PM Narendra Modi had launched the maiden corridor on November 29, 2017, from Ameerpet to Lal Bahadur Nagar extending for 29km with 27 stations. After a year, the second route among Raidurg and Nagole with 23 stations and extending for 27km was hailed by Governor ESL Narasimhan.
The state government is currently proposing to stretch out the route to Patancheru from Miyapur (15km), Hayat Nagar from LB Nagar (7km), Alwal from JBS (8km) and ECIL intersection from Tarnaka (7km).
The rapid transit system is being based on an open private organization model with the state government holding a larger part stake, while the L&T Metro Hyderabad Limited is developing the project.