Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Hyderabad metro rail along with Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. The service, connecting Nagole station to the Miyapur station in the hi-tech city area — a stretch of 30 km, which is the longest in an Indian metro project — will open on Wednesday.
The inauguration was held at Miyapur metro station. Modi along with Rao and Telangana IT minister K. T. Rama Rao flagged off the metro rail and took a short ride on the train.
Modi was slated to attend the inaugural plenary of the eight Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later on Tuesday, along with advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump.
The project is being built at a cost of over Rs14,132 crore. The starting fare for the metro, for a distance of up to 2km, has been fixed at Rs10 while the maximum fare, for more than 26km, is Rs60.