Hyderabad: Though commercial operations on the first 30-km phase will be launched between November 28 and 30, the government is yet to finalise Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) fares.
This was revealed by HMR managing director N.V.S. Reddy on Friday. The government will examine the proposals on fares which will be submitted by the project developer L&T and approve in October.
As reported by DC, earlier in 2011, the price band was fixed at Rs 8 to Rs 19. In March last year, municipal minister K.T. Rama Rao told the Assembly that the price band would be Rs 13 to Rs 25 as per existing market costs. However since the costs are shooting up due to the delay in completing the project, the price band is likely to be increased to Rs 20 to Rs 50.
Mr. Reddy further informed that a ‘seamless smart card’ and an app will be launched for commuters, which would cover RTC and Metro Rail services.
Parking facilities will be available at 32 stations including, Ameerpet (Chalees Makanan), Panjagutta (Govt. quarters), Parade Ground (GHMC office), Miyapur open land (terminal station), Balanagar (Huda truck terminal), Eram Manzil (govt. quarters), Malakpet (govt. quarters), LB Nagar (open space before indoor stadium), Falaknuma open land (terminal station), Hitec City (NIFT/ ATDC land), Nagole terminal station, Raidurg, Yousufguda (Gallery), Old Gandhi Hospital land (Secunderabad west station), Dhobighat land at MGBS, Kukatpally (school land), Rasoolpura (Police quarters land), Uppal, Secunderabad, Paradise, Begumpet, Madhuranagar, Jubilee Hills check post, Madhapur, Yousufguda, Bharatnagar, Nampally, Gandhi Bhavan, MGBS, Victoria Memorial, Narayanguda station and Sultan Bazaar (Putlibowli).