A key stretch of Hyderabad Metro, whose first phase is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month, is set for trial run, officials said.
L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) on Monday announced that it has received the approval for energisation of Begumpet-Ameerpet-SR Nagar stretch.
DVS Raju, Chief Electrical Inspector of the Central government conducted the statutory inspection of Overhead Electric Traction System and accorded sanction for its energisation.
In the first phase, the section between Miyapur and Ameerpet, a distance of 13 km, and another 17-km stretch between Ameerpet and Nagole have been completed.
"We are moving ahead as per our commitment to complete all statutory requirements by 20th November, making the system ready for commissioning and inauguration," said Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO, LTMRHL.
The Telangana government has invited Modi to inaugurate the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro on November 28 when he will be in the city to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project has been taken up on three corridors covering a distance of 72 km.
Being developed at a cost of Rs 14,132 crore, it is the world's biggest metro rail project in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
In September, Telangana Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao said that the 30-km stretch of the HMR would be ready by November 20, adding that he was hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate it on November 28.
â€œThe inaugural ceremony will take place at Miyapur Metro depot and the PM may take a ride from Miyapur to Ameerpet. The state government is keen that PM Modi inaugurates the Metro rail project. Not only because the Hyderabad Metro is the biggest Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the world, but also due to the fact that it's being executed by Larsen & Toubro, an Indian multi-national company. The Prime Minister's Office has not yet given a confirmation on the inauguration date. If it is not possible on November 28, the TRS government will wait for another date for Modi to come and inaugurate," KTR had told media persons.