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Hyderabad metro: First phase of rail project to be operational in Nov 2017

Telangana CM KCR says it's the largest PPP project in the country at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

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The government on Thursday decided to start the first phase of in November and urged Prime Minister to inaugurate it.

Chief Minister on Thursday wrote a letter to the PM Modi in this regard, a release from the chief minister's office said.

Modi is expected to attend the 'Global Entrepreneurship Summit' to be held here from November 28 to 30 and Rao urged him to inaugurate the project at that time, it said.

The chief minister said it is the largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) project in the country, taken up at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore.

The construction of the project is going on in three phases covering an area of 72 km, the release said.

The development of the 13 km-long stretch between Miyapur and Ameerpet and the 17 km Ameerpet-Nagole stretch has been completed, it said.

The metro rail stations have also been built.

The trial run has been successful and security clearances have also been obtained, the release said.

The state government has decided to open these stretches in November, it added.

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First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 14:30 IST