Initially, the Hyderabad Metro would run from 6 am to 10 pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro today at the Miyapur station.
The commercial operations for the 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project
between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, will start on Wednesday. After the launch, PM Modi travelled by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and they will return to the Miyapur station, PTI reported.
Initially, the trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm and the timings would be rescheduled to 5.30 am to 11 pm, depending on the traffic and demand, Telangana's Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao was quoted as saying by PTI.
Here are the highlights of the Hyderabad Metro launch.
PM Narendra Modi can be seen taking the train ride in Hyderabad Metro in this video.
Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan is accompanying Chief Minister KC Rao and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the metro ride.
PM Modi is taking the metro ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally. He is taking the metro ride along with Chief Minister Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
PM Modi watched a presentation on the Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station where the project is being inaugurated.
PM Narendra Modi launched the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail project soon after his arrival in the city.
PM Narendra Modi has reached the inauguration site to launch the Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
PM Narendra Modi, who arrived in the city this afternoon, said he was touched by the warm welcome. "We believe in cooperative federalism. There is no question of discriminating against states where we are not in power. We are committed for the overall development of our country," he said while speaking at the airport.
"In the southern part of the country, the BJP has not got many opportunities to serve in Government. Yet, our Karyakartas (workers) are always working on the ground and being with people. We are proud of this family of BJP Karyakartas," PM Narendra Modi said at the Hyderabad airport as he arrived in the city this afternoon.
At the Hyderabad Airport, PM Narendra Modi talked about the GES 2017. "Today, the attention of the world is on Hyderabad. This city is hosting a prestigious international summit where industry leaders from the world are joining," he said while addressing a gathering at the airport.
PM Narendra Modi has arrived in Hyderabad to launch the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. He will also inaugurate the Global Entrepreneurship Summit with Ivanka Trump. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao received PM Modi at the airport.
A review was conducted by officials concerned on Monday ahead of the Hyderabad Metro Rail project launch, Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao, tweeted.
According to Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao, Hyderabad Metro would be first in India to use an advanced Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology. "The trains running on three corridors will be controlled and monitored from state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Uppal," Mr Rao tweeted.
Ahead of the launch, PM Narendra Modi tweeted this morning about the Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail project has been touted as the world's largest public-private partnership (PPP) in the sector.
The launch of Hyderabad Metro rail project coincides with Ivanka Trump's visit to the city. Ms Trump, who is a fashion designer and advisor to her father, US President Donald Trump, is in the city to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and the US.
A mobile app named 'T Savari' will be launched for the passengers. The authorities concerned also plan to build sky-walks connecting the stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices, according to PTI.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project started in July 2012 and it was scheduled to be completed by June this year, however, issues like land acquisition led to delays.
The Hyderabad Metro project has been divided into three corridors. The trains will run from Miyapur in north Hyderabad to Ameerpet - a connecting station - on corridor one, and from there to Nagole in the eastern side of the city, which is part of Corridor 2.