The much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail line between Ameerpet to LB Nagar will become operational on September 24, said Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao. Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan has accepted the state government's invitation to flag off the route.
"Happy to announce that Hon'ble Governor Sri ESL Narasimhan Garu has consented to flag off the Ameerpet-LB Nagar metro line on 24th Sep at 12:15 pm," KTR tweeted.
With this, Corridor 1 of the Hyderabad metro will be operational.
The 30 km-long section of Corridor 1 from Nagole to Miyapur was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28, 2017. With 24 stations, it connects a large part of the city — from the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal to Osmania University and the Secunderabad Railway Station, to other areas like Ameerpet and Kukatpally.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) said that the stretch between Miyapur and Nagole ferries over 80,000 people every day and crosses over 1 lakh in the weekends.
HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said in June that the stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar will be opened by end of July. But the opening dates were later pushed multiple times, until it was finally decided on September 24.
NVS Reddy also said that work between Ameerpet and Hitec city will be done by October. Work on the stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar was finished in June, but the opening was delayed as HMRL hoped to open the LB Nagar-Ameerpet-Hitech city stretch on the same day.
Regarding the stretch from Jubilee Bus Station to the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) on corridor 2, HMRL said that they expect to open the route in April 2019.
The delayed metro construction in the Hyderabad’s Old City area for the stretch from MGBS to Falaknuma began in the last week of August. The deadline for this stretch is yet to be announced.