The Ameerpet-LB Nagar stretch of Corridor-I covering 16 km and 17 metro stations is set to be officially inaugurated on Monday with Governor ESL Narasimhan flagging off the metro rail at Ameerpet metro station at 12 noon. With the opening of the stretch, there is going to be an increase in Metro Rail ridership and patronage by the citizens of Hyderabad. According to official statistics, until recently, around two crore passengers have travelled using the Metro System since the operations have begun.
Hyderabad Metro Rail is now set to become the transportation lifeline for Hyderabadis. The 30 km stretch between Miyapur-Ameerpet and Ameerpet-Nagole is already operational and the launch of Ameerpet-LB Nagar stretch takes the total distance covered by Metro System to 46 km, making it the second largest in India, behind Delhi Metro Rail. The frequency of trains would be of five minutes, to begin with.The entire 29 km Corridor-I from Miyapur to LB Nagar will be made operational a couple of hours after the flag off by the Governor.