Watch Video: KTR addressing press media at Secunderabad Metro Station

Taking media through the progress of the project, officials of the L&T, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited and KT Rama Rao, State Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, interacting at Secunderabad metro station, said the 30 km stretch of the 72 km project would be ready for commissioning by middle of November.

“However, we are awaiting final nod from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its inaugural during his visit to Hyderabad on November 28 this year when he is expected to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Hyderabad. State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has personally invited him,” he explained.

Referring to the metro project as one of the largest such project in the Public Private Partnership mode, which may see total investment of about Rs. 20,000 crore, being developed by the L&T, which Rao described as Indian MNC, said, “The project will transform the lives of commuters in Hyderabad.”

“We will go all out to ensure commuters are comfortable and necessary infrastructure for pedestrian movement and parking of vehicles will be in place. We are looking at developing a number of multi-level parking zones but all these would be ready by next year end,” he said.