Hyderabad Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy said metro rail corridor works between Mindspace Junction and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Samshabad will begin soon after getting all approvals from the Telangana State government.

“It has been already decided to lay metro rail till Shamshabad Airport from Mindspace Junction. Work will begin soon after getting all approvals from the government. Even metro rail works from Hitech City to Mindspace station are in final stages. We will open Mindspace metro station for passengers within two months,” said NVS Reddy.

The 31-km-long metro rail stretch from Mindspace Junction to RGIA Aiport will be taken up with an investment of Rs 5,000 crore, he said and added that reversal system work at Hitech City has been completed and after getting safety clearances, will be launched within the next four to five days.

Hyderabad Metro Rail has become a huge hit with Hyderabadis with about 3.06 lakh passengers taking the metro ride on a single day on August 15, the Independence Day.

To cater to the growing demand, Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities are planning to decrease the frequency of metro rail services between Jubilee Hills Checkpost and Hitech City to 3 or 5 minutes.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain