Over 2 Lakh Passengers Travel On Opening Day Of Hyderabad Metro Rail

Over 2 Lakh Passengers Travel On Opening Day Of Hyderabad Metro Rail

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Date of Post: 01 Dec, 2017

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail has received an overwhelming response with over 2 lakh passengers travelling on the opening day of its commercial operations. Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy said,”On day one of the metro service, over two lakh passengers travelled…it was a record. It (turnout) was much beyond our expectation.”

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The Metro Project:

  • Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, touted as the worlds largest public-private partnership of its kind, commenced its commercial operations on wednesday between Miyapur & Nagole, a total distance of around 30 kms, covering 24 stations.
  • PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km long elevated metro project at Miyapur station on Tuesday.

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Passengers Travelled First Ride-

  • Around 80% passengers travelled for their work purpose, while the remaining ones were joyriders, according to Reddy.
  • Reddy said,”Our expectation is that 1.5 lakh passengers will travel by the metro everyday after a month.”

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  • He said, HMRL is establishing feeder services, including buses from the metro stations, where it is also developing parking areas.
  • “Delighted that Hyderabadis have welcomed Hyderabad Metro in a big way. More than 2 lakh people took the train on day 1,” Rao said.
  • 546 security personnel from private security service agencies are manning the Metro stations on the Miyapur-Nagole stretch, and they are working under three police officials per station in each shift, HMRL said.

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