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Close on the heels of Lucknow's metro rail launch, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has decided to line up Hyderabad Metro Rail with a partial roll out of its operations towards the end of November, 2017.
Chief minister Rao on Thursday addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to inaugurate phase one covering 30-km stretch of the 3-corridor Metro Rail project that runs across a total distance of 72 kms.
The Rs 16,000-crore elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail, by far the largest project being taken up under the public private participation(PPP) mode, was marred by initial delays, forcing the state government to agree to a 17-month extension upon the expiry of the 5-year deadline in July 2017.
The project concessionaire, L&T Metro Rail(Hyderabad) Limited, has readied the track besides securing all the mandatory clearances on three stretches extending to a total length of 30 kms besides completing majority of the work on other corridors.
The Prime Minister is coming to Hyderabad in the month of November for the Global Entrepreneurs Summit while the state government wants to utilise this occasion to launch the project.
"As you have already agreed to inaugurate the Global Entrepreneurs Summit being held in Hyderabad during November 28-30, 2017, the inauguration of Hyderabad Metro Rail also can be scheduled during the same visit," Rao suggested while requesting PM Modi to do the honors.