Hyderabad, Nov.29 (NSS): Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao and Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar today flagged off Metro Rail services from Hitec City to Raidurg stretch at Hitec city Metro station. Later, they took metro ride and traveled from Hitec city to Raidurg.
speaking on the occasion, KTR said the HMRL was already carrying some four lakh commuters per day. The new 1.5 km stretch will add another 40,000 passengers initially and help provide seamless travel to many IT and ITES establishments in this part of the city”. He also asked the HMRL officials to complete the footpaths and other facilities at Raidurg metro station in the next two weeks.
HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said the metro trains were running 780 trips daily covering 18,000 km and the Metro carried 12.5 crore passengers in the last two years. He said Hyderabad Metro has so far received 98 awards and was adjudged as the best Metro in the world in terms of passenger satisfaction by global public transport operator Messrs Keolis.
L&TMRHL MD KVB Reddy said Hyderabad Metro Rail is a key pillar of our city’s infrastructure. It reflects L&T Group Chairman AM Naik’s vision and L&T’s commitment towards nation building. Hyderabad Metro Rail is an example of advancement of technology in providing transport solutions that make life easier for people, he added.
L&T Group MD S.N. Subramanian, Serilingampally MLA Arekapudi Gandhi, MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, senior officials of HMRL and L&T and others attended the function.