Hyderabad: Minister for Municipal Administration K.T. Ramarao and Minister for Transport Puvvada Ajay Kumar have flagged off Metro Rail services from Hitec City to Raidurg stretch at Hitec city Metro station on Friday.
Later, they took the metro ride and travelled from Hitec city to Raidurg.
Speaking on the occasion KTR said that the Metro Rail was already carrying about 4 lakh commuters per day and this 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 directed HMRL officials to complete the footpaths and other facilities at Raidurg metro station in the next two weeks.
Later, speaking to the media, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy stated that the metro trains are running 780 trips daily covering 18,000 kms and that 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 M/s 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, MLA Serilingampally Arekapudi Gandhi, Prl. Secretary, MA&UD Arvind Kumar, senior officials of HMRL and L&T and others attended the function. (INN)