Metro Rail Project was approved by Union government, in 2003.As Hyderabad continued to grow, the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) had insufficient capacity for public transport, and the Union Ministry of Urban Development approved construction of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, directing the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to conduct a survey of the proposed lines and to submit a Detailed Project Report (DPR).To meet rising public transport needs and mitigate growing road traffic in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the state government and the South Central Railway jointly launched the MMTS in August 2003.The initial plan was for the Metro to connect with the existing MMTS to provide commuters with alternate modes of transport. Simultaneously, the proposals for taking up the construction of MMTS Phase II were also taken forward.
The Hyderabad Metro is a rapid transit system, serving the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.It is the third longest operational metro network in India after Delhi Metro and Namma Metro (Bengaluru), and the lines are arranged in a secant model. It is funded by a public–private partnership (PPP),with the state government holding a minority equity stake.Hyderabad Metro is the world’s largest elevated Metro Rail system based on DBFOT basis (Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer).[A special purpose vehicle company, L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, was established by the construction company to develop the Hyderabad metro rail project.
Benefits of metro for hyderabad people
1.Reduce traffic levels
The public transport user occupies 100 times less space than private transport. As an example, it has the approximate capacity of three buses, which are in turn the equivalent of 100 private vehicles in circulation. Both the stations and the trains will be accessible to all persons with reduced mobility, by means of mobile floor material and elevators and escalators from the surface to the platform.
2.More secure for people
Public transport is up to twenty times safer than private transportation. The Metro will have state-of-the-art security systems, both in tunnels and stations. The Metro project will favor the interconnection between different modes of transport. The realization of a project of this magnitude constitutes a unique opportunity to make our city more friendly. It will promote commercial activity and revalue the real estate.
3.Pollution free travel
The metro will decrease the pollution because many people will likely to travel in metro to decrease their stress work.Metro will give us Luxury(AC) treatment that keeps us fresh throughout the journey.
Currently, the Hyderabad Metro has 56 stations. Phase I of the Hyderabad metro has 64 stations; they have escalators and elevators to reach the stations, announcement boards and electronic display systems. The stations also have service roads underneath them to for other public transportation systems to drop-off and pick-up passengers.The signboards of Hyderabad Metro are displayed in Telugu, English, Hindi and Urdu at metro stations.All stations of Hyderabad Metro Rail are equipped with tactile pathway right from street level till the platform level along with elevator buttons equipped with Braille, for providing a barrier less navigation for the visually impaired commuters.