Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated Metro Rail Project and Global Entrepreneurship Summit later in the day.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, several Telangana ministers and BJP leaders were among those who welcomed Modi at the Begumpet airport.
The prime minister also addressed a party meeting after arriving here this afternoon. The 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, would be thrown open to the public from tomorrow.
After inaugurating the metro rail, the prime minister would go to the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) for the opening of the eighth edition of the three-day GES. He would attend a dinner tonight at the Falaknuma Palace (now a luxury hotel), built during the Nizam era, before concluding his Hyderabad visit.
The first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, was launched by the prime minister at 2.15 pm at Miyapur station. Modi along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao travelled by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally.
The trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially and the timings would be rescheduled to 5.30 am to 11 pm, depending on the traffic and demand. The price of tickets will range between Rs 10 to Rs 60.
Each train would initially have three coaches and 330 people can travel in each coach. The number of coaches can be increased to six depending on the traffic.
As many as 546 security personnel from private agencies will man the stations on the Miyapur-Nagole stretch. They will be working with three police officials per station in each shift, as per the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL).