Land disputes, Environmental clearances and court cases have plagued the HMR project since it first started.

Hyderabad will have to wait another year for the Metro Rail a timeline of delaysImage: Facebook/HMRL
news Civic Issues Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 15:08

People of Hyderabad were in for bad news this week, as the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) announced that the project will take at least one more year to become fully operational.

The Telangana government has also decided to extend the present deadline, set for June 2017, by one or two years.

Addressing the media, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) chief NVS Reddy said, “All the three corridors, will be finished by June 2018. Following the construction, a few more months will be required for completing 'contractual formalities'. This is a must, before the three corridors can be made completely operational."

Even for those who sought to ride the Nagole-Mettuguda and Miyapur-SR Nagar stretches, which have been ready for close to a year, it seems that only the latter will be thrown open to the public this year.

The HMRL have said that the main reason of the delay was due to land acquisition issues. 


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