Some people had pointed out that his name was missing from the inauguration plaque of the Hyderabad Metro Rail.

No the Mayor of Hyderabad has not resigned Online rumours spread after Metro launch
news Controversy Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:32

Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan on Tuesday dismissed rumours doing the rounds on social media, which claimed he has resigned over an alleged violation of protocol pertaining to the inauguration of the Metro Rail.

He also lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police, to identify those who were posting such 'misguiding' information regarding his ‘resignation’, and take strict action against them.

In a press release from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Rammohan said that some people also pointed out that his name was missing from the inauguration plaque of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, and attributed it to the fact that he belongs to a backward community.

“There is no truth to such social media posts,” Rammohan said.

The Mayor said that he would continue to work for the development of the public, under the guidance of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. 

"Yes, the Mayor lodged a complaint orally. No case is registered yet. We will inquire into the complaint," Hyderabad Central Crime Station Additional DCP Raghuveer told The Hindu.

After waiting for more than six years, the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) was finally inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao amidst much fanfare.

The PM flagged off the 30 km-long first phase of the metro rail project at Miyapur. 

In the inaugural ride, the PM was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Governor ESL Narasimhan, and cabinet ministers including Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.

The commercial operations of the metro will begin from November 29, with trains running from 6 am to 10 pm.

The project cost is estimated to be around Rs 18,800 crore, while its initial estimate was Rs 14,100 crore. The project cost escalated due to delays and route changes suggested by the Chief Minister.

The first phase of the project will ease the road traffic at Secunderabad, Begumpet and Ameerpet.

 

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