With a lot of hullabaloo going around about the Hyderabad Airport Metro project, the wait is soon going to be over. Spread over an area of 30 km, the new line is going to cut back 30 minutes of airport travel time. Easy and fast convenience, better real-estate opportunities and last-mile connectivity are a few of the benefits of the upcoming metro project. In this blog, we will cover details about the metro project and its effect on Hyderabad real estate.


About Hyderabad metro project


Metro services in Hyderabad started on 29th November 2019 after its inauguration by the Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi. As of today, the metros between Miyapur and Ameerpet along with Nagole and Ameerpet are running successfully. The rail network will cover a distance of 72 km across three corridors namely,


  • Corridor-1: Miyapur to LB Nagar
  • Corridor-2: JBS to Falaknuma
  • Corridor-3: Nagole to Shilparamam

Project cost

The initial budget of the Hyderabad Airport Metro project was set at Rs. 14,132 crore. While the central Government bore 10% of the cost, the rest was taken by L&T. The budget was updated to Rs. 15, 957 crores in March 2012 and on November 2017, the estimate was calculated to be Rs. Rs. 18, 800 crore.

Station list of Hyderabad metro

The new line will have the following metro stations for its passengers:

  • Raidurg 
  • Biodiversity Junction
  • Nanakramguda Junction
  • Puppalaguda
  • Airport Cargo
  • RGIA Terminal
  • Narsingi
  • TS Police Academy/Manchirevula
  • Rajendranagar/Satamrai
  • Shamshabad

The upcoming Narsingi station will benefit the home buyers of flats for sale in Narsingi. The new metro line will reduce their commute time while lowering their transportation costs.

Awards & nomination

The Hyderabad airport metro project has been awarded with the following:

  • In the year 2013 at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, the metro rail project was nominated as one of the top 100 key global infrastructure projects in the world. The Government of India awarded it the Best Urban Mass Transit Project on November 2018.
  • L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL) was awarded the SAP ACE Award 2015 in the category of ‘Strategic HR and Talent Management.
  • Rasoolpura, Paradise and Prakash Nagar metro stations were awarded Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Green MRTS Platinum Award in 2018


Construction phases of Hyderabad metro

Phase 1 plan

Line-1 Red Line – Miyapur – L B Nagar (29.87 km)
• Type: Elevated
• Depot: Miyapur
• Stations (27): Miyapur, JNTU College, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharatnagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital, SR Nagar, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Errum Manzil, Khairatabad, Lakdi-ka-pul, Assembly, Nampally, Gandhi Bhavan, Osmania Medical College, MG Bus Station, Malakpet, New Market, Musarambagh, Dilsukhnagar, Chaitanyapuri, Victoria Memorial, LB Nagar

Line-2 – Green Line – JBS Parade Ground – MGBS (9.6 km)
• Type: Elevated
• Depot: Nagole
• Stations (9): Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) Parade Ground, Secunderabad West, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC X Roads, Chikkadpally, Narayanaguda, Sultan Bazaar and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS)

In addition, this line was originally proposed to be 14 kms long and connect Falaknuma. The construction process through the old city (5 km section) never started and was restricted due to various interferences over land acquisition.

Line-3 – Blue Line – Nagole – Raidurg (28 km, 23 stations)
• Type: Elevated
• Depot: Nagole
• Stations (23): Nagole, Uppal, Stadium, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Secunderabad East, Parade Ground, Paradise, Rasoolpura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Ameerpet, Madhura Nagar, Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills Road No. 5, Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddamma Temple, Madhaour, Durgam Cheruvu, Hitec City, Raidurg

Phase 2 plan

Red Line Extension: Miyapur – Lakdikapul

  • Length: 26 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Number of Stations: N/A
  • Station Names: N/A

The aforementioned extension is said to pass through Miyapur, BHEL, Kondapur, Gachibowli, Raidurg Mehdipatnam – Masab Tank – Lakdi Ka Pul. intersecting itself to form a ring for the north-west part of the city.

Blue Line Extension: Raidurg – Mindspace

  • Length: 1 km
  • Type: Elevated (1 km)
  • Number of Stations: 1
  • Stations Names: Mindspace Junction (interchange with Airport Express Line)

Blue Line Extension: Nagole – LB Nagar

  • Length: 5 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Number of Stations: N/A
  • Station Names: N/A


Hyderabad Metro Rail depots

Line no. Line name No. of depots Location
1. Red Line 2 Miyapur Depot, Near Kalvari Temple, Nadigada Tanda, Miyapur, Hyderabad, Telangana

LB Nagar Depot

2. Blue Line 1 Uppal Metro Depot, Nagole Rd, Laxmi Narayan Nagar Colony, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana
3. Green Line 1 Falaknuma


Pricing System of Metro Rail

The metro stations are equipped with an electronic ticketing system. These systems offer features like contactless smart card-based ticketing, slim automatic gates, payment by cash and debit/credit card, manually-operated ticket vending machine and arrangement of the common ticketing system. It also has a provision of NFC-based technology to permit the usage of mobile phones to pay their fare. 


Slab Distance Fare
1. 0-2 10
2. 2-4 15
3. 4-6 25
4. 6-8 30
5. 8-10 35
6. 10-14 40
7. 14-18 45
8. 18-22 50
9. 22-26 55
10. >26 60


Impact of  Airport Metro Project on real estate

Once completed, the upcoming metro line will ease connectivity. The project will create better income opportunities and residential demands in the alongside areas. Flats for sale in Narsingi, Rajendra Nagar, Budwel, Kismatpur and Shamshabad are going to attract a lot of real-estate investment too. The metro project will also encourage the development of affordable housing for lower-income groups. The following are the key features and benefits of the metro project:

  • Once the metro rail starts operating, it will be the world’s largest elevated metro rail.
  • It will offer service to more than 15 lakh passengers
  • The project will convert Hyderabad into a commuter-friendly, modern and green city.
  • With the inclusion of the LB Nagar stretch, connectivity between Nagole and LB Nagar via the Inner Ring Road has strengthened.
  • It will contribute to the city’s last-mile connectivity through buses, auto-rickshaws etc.


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