The locals of Hyderabad are excited to ride the Metro which is set to be inaugurated in two weeks. But the Telangana Government is adamant about having PM Narendra Modi inaugurate it. Hyderabadis just might have to wait a little longer, just in case the PM is busy, the inauguration would be postponed.
Minister of Urban Development K. T. Rama Rao addressed the Legislative Assembly on Monday. He explained a confirmation from the Prime Minister’s Office is being awaited.
The Minister was quoted saying, “We are yet to receive confirmation from the Prime Minister’s Office but it is expected any moment.”
Hyderabad will be the first city in India to begin the Metro rail with a 30 Km stretch. All the other cities began their Metros with not more than 11 Km.
KTR also informed a delegation of State Government Officials had visited Japan for planning the second phase of the Hyderabad Metro.
The Minister even lashed out at the Opposition parties for criticising the TRS government. He said, “Opposition parties are criticising the government for delaying the Metro Rail launch. They should realise that it was done to provide an end to end solution to passengers. People may not have preferred to travel by Metro Rail without end to end connectivity from Nagole to Miyapur, and would have dubbed (the) Metro Rail a failure. We could have launched Metro if we had the intention to gain publicity like governments in other states but it would not serve the actual purpose of Metro Rail.”
The Hyderabad Metro is billed as the world’s biggest metro rail project in the Public Private Partnership mode. The metro was built on a budget of Rs. 14,132 crores.