Prime minister Narendra Modi on 28 November 2017 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 29 November 2017.
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.The first phase of the metro will cover a total distance of around 72km across three corridors: Miyapur to LB Nagar, Jubilee Bus stand to Falaknuma and Nagole to Shilparamam. The remaining part of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, K. T. Rama Rao told reporters after a trial run last week.
The project was revived after L&T entered the scene and works were inaugurated on 25 November, 2012. While some hiccups were expected due to the Telangana statehood agitation and the state’s formation on 2 June, 2014, the works however continued. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government finally gave a date for inauguration after a string of delays.