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.
Telangana Governor Sri ESL Narasimhan and chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao receive PM Modi on at Hyderabad Airport.
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.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Modi was slated to attend the inaugural plenary of the eight Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later on Tuesday, along with an advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump.
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Project Cost & Fare Details
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.