Hyderabad Metro announced that smart cards can be purchased from November 26 from Nagole, Tarnaka, Prakash Nagar and SR Nagar Metro stations.

Here are Hyderabad Metro rates minimum fare set at Rs 10
news Metro Rail Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 21:12

Hyderabad Metro Rail on Saturday announced the ticket prices ahead of its official launch on November 28. The minimum fare has been decided at Rs 10 and the maximum at Rs 60, like Bengaluru and Kochi Metros.

The fare is Rs 10 for 2 km, Rs 15 for 4 km and steadily increases to Rs 55 for up to 26 kms. The fare for a distance more than 26 km has been fixed at Rs 60. 

HMR through a press release also announced that passengers can avail the smart card from the Metro stations of Nagole, Tarnaka, Prakash Nagar and SR Nagar from November 26 from 10 am to 5 pm. The smart cards can be purchased for Rs 200--with Rs 100 as initial top-up amount and another Rs 100 towards security deposit.

A special discount of 5% would be available for the smart card users.

HMR further informed that the smart card ‘Tsavari’ can serve as a single interface for various other modes of transport, including bus, and cabs with quick interface for metro services.

On Saturday, LT Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd MD and CEO Shivanand Nimbargi said that the smart card has the capability to integrate 16 different services, and other services will gradually be integrated with the card.

Earlier in the day, Minister of IT KTR, Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, Energy Minister G Jagdish Reddy, Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud traveled in the Metro.

Addressing the media, KTR reiterated that Hyderabad Metro Rail was the biggest public-private-partnership project taken up in the country in urban transport over a stretch of 72 km.

Business Line quoted him as saying, “This will bring about a major change in public transport system in the city. While the 30-km stretch, which is the longest such launch at one go by any metro in the country, will be operational from Wednesday, November 29, the entire project is expected to be completed by mid-2019.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will inaugurate the 30km- phase of HMR from Nagole-Miyapur on November 28, and the commercial operations of the metro will begin from the following day.

HMR recently received a safety approval from the Commissioner Railway Safety to run the operations, after the officials inspected the track, devices and construction of the HMR premises.

HMR presently has three cars and is capable of ferrying 1,000 passengers.


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