On 20 March 2019, following a ceremony in the presence of Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Governor of Telangana, to officially launch a new section of Hyderabad automated metro adding 10km to the existing 46km network, Bernard Tabary, International CEO, Keolis Group, along with representatives of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL), L&T Metro Rail, and Keolis Hyderabad, inaugurated the first passenger service in the direction of Hitec City.
Keolis Hyderabad was awarded the contract for the metro network by L&T Metro Rail in 2012. Since the network opened in November 2017, it has provided over 50 million passenger journeys. Once completed, it will be 67km long and is expected to carry more than one million passengers per day.
“This section opening represents yet another important milestone for the Hyderabad metro. Keolis is proud and truly values its role as the operator and maintainer of such an incredible engineering project, the largest Public-Private Partnership in the world,” said Bernard Tabary.