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Hyd Metro: Hi-Tec City stretch to open by Dec end:Official

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A 10 km metro rail stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-will be opened by December end this year, a top said Monday.

Work was going according to schedule, Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing told reporters here.

"Metro works progress is pretty good and it is going as per schedule...before the end of December this year we will start the Ameerpet to Hi-line," he said.

had inaugurated the 30 km stretch (between and Nagole) out of the 72 km long elevated Metro Rail project, in November last year.

With the operationalisation of a 16-km stretch of Metro Rail between Ameerpet and L B Nagar in September this year, Hyderabad Metro Rail is covering 46 km and has become India's second largest Metro Rail network, next only to

said the Hyderabad Metro Rail project has been adjudged the 'Best Urban Mass Transit Project' by the Centre and the award of Excellence was presented to him and Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited MD K V B jointly during the Urban Mobility Conference held in Sunday.

The has appreciated the "unique" features of Hyderabad Metro project and said it was an outstanding project with lot of engineering and financial innovations, according to N V S Reddy.

"Hyderabad Metro Rail has emerged as a successful example of initiative. It is an urban redesign and rejuvenation effort to transform the city into a people friendly green environ.

Robust structural design, land pooling and other modes of revenue generation are other noteworthy features of the project, reads the citation of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:45 IST