The year 2017 is special and memorable for the city of Hyderabad. The advent of Hyderabad Metro’s first operational line from Nagole to Miyapur opened a new era of never seen before connectivity for the rapidly growing city. The operationalization of JBS to MGBS section of Hyderabad Metro in February, 2020 marked the completion of a major part of Metro’s phase one in the city.
Currently, with a track length of 69 km, Hyderabad Metro is the second largest metro rail network in India. In a short span of time, this is a commendable feat for any metro project. In fact, Hyderabad Metro also shares the distinction of being the largest elevated metro rail project built in PPP model anywhere in the world.
Today, metro rail is indeed considered the pride of Hyderabad and is becoming an integral part of the nawabi city’s ethos and culture. It has endeared itself to the denizens and has become a new way of lifestyle and travel in Hyderabad. There are many commuter friendly amenities provided in Hyderabad Metro.
The special coach for ladies, reserved seats for the elderly, fully air-conditioned coaches, display boards and emergency call button in metro coaches along with the elevators, escalators, ticket vending machines and automatic entry and exit gates have all contributed positively for the brand identity of Hyderabad Metro.
Today, you can shop, sip tea/coffee/beverages, enjoy hot snacks, shop for groceries at supermarkets, and do much more at the stations of Hyderabad Metro. With those used to the rumble of the city’s roads and traffic jams, Hyderabad Metro is a welcome change that is being patronized more and more by commuters, touching record footfalls.
With rapid connectivity, amenities, comfortable travel and other attributes at stations, metro rail is not only being seen as a means of travel but also as a great experience to cherish everyday that makes commute a safe one, while saving time. Clearly, the metro has altered the paradigm of public transport within Hyderabad city.