Hyderabad Metro Rail is a fully automated rapid transit system, currently under construction, for the city of Hyderabad, India. It is being implemented entirely on PPP mode, with the state government holding a minority equity stake.
The Phase I of the project includes 3 lines covering a distance of around 71 km. The metro rail stretches between Nagole and Mettuguda (8 km) and between Miyapur and S. R. Nagar (12 km) are targeted to be operational by March 2015 as Ugadi gift. In September 2012, the Indian government has approved Phase II which is expected to start construction in 2014. It includes around 80 kilometers.
HMR project was showcased as one of the top 100 strategic global infrastructure projects at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in New York during February–March, 2013.
The HMR project is considered to be the world’s largest project under public-private partnership, with investments of over Rs 17,000 Crore.
Phase-1 of the Project was approved by the Union Government in April 2008 under Public-Private Partnership. The total length of the first-phase after final revision is 71 km. Recently Government has sanctioned second phase of metro rail extending further 85 km.The proposed routes are as following: Miyapore – BHEL – Patanchervu 15 km. Faluknama – Shamshabad Airport 12 km. LB Nagar – Vanasthalipuram 4 km. Nagole – LB Nagar – Faluknama 15 km. JNTU – Shilparamam – Gacchibowli 14 km. JBS – Alwal 8 km. Gacchibowli – ToliChowk – Lakdikapul 17 km. TOTAL 85 km (Second Phase). The construction is yet to be started and might start at 2015. The total Metro rail coverage has increased to 157 km (Including Second Phase).