With the inauguration of Hyderabad Metro’s first section just hours away, here’s a post with information on its fare chart, smart card and timings.
On November 25, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited published their fare chart with ticket prices for the 29.80 km first section (Miyapur – Ameerpet – Nagole) of the 72 km Phase 1 project. Fares (minimum Rs. 10 and maximum Rs. 60) have been divided up into 10 slabs. They’ve been fixed based on the distance traveled with the objective of providing affordable transport to the public, covering operating & maintenance costs and servicing a Rs. 11,478 crore loan debt from a consortium of 10 banks led by the State Bank of India, in addition to servicing debts from other short-term loans.
|Distance (Km)||Fare (Rs)|
|Up to 2||10|
|More than 2 and up to 4||15|
|More than 4 and up to 6||25|
|More than 6 and up to 8||30|
|More than 8 and up to 10||35|
|More than 10 and up to 14||40|
|More than 14 and up to 18||45|
|More than 18 and up to 22||50|
|More than 22 and up to 26||55|
|More than 26||60|
Hyderabad Metro’s 1st stretch is spread across 2 lines and consists of 24 stations –
• Line-1: Miyapur – Ameerpet (approx. 12.20 km)
Stations – Miyapur, JNTU, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital, SR Nagar and Ameerpet (Interchange)
• Line-3: Nagole – Ameerpet (approx. 17.60 km)
Stations – Nagole, Uppal, Survey of India, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Secunderabad East, Parade Grounds, Paradise, Rasoolpura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet and Ameerpet (Interchange)
Some sample fares –
• Miyapur – Ameerpet: Rs 40 (12 km)
• Miyapur – Secunderabad East: Rs 50 (19 km)
• Miyapur – Nagole: Rs 60 (29 km)
The automatic fare collection (AFC) system was designed and commissioned by Samsung SDS. Close-up images of the AFC gates & vending machines, shot during testing, can be viewed here.
20 more images shot inside Nagole Station can be viewed here.
Nebula Smart Card
The contactless smart card works on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and gives a 5% discount on travel. Sale of these smart cards started on November 26 at four stations (Nagole, Tarnaka, Prakash Nagar and SR Nagar). Beginning today (November 28), these cards can be purchased at any station for Rs 200, with Rs 100 counting towards the initial top-up amount for travel and the rest Rs 100 towards the security deposit.
After the system’s inauguration today, daily commercial operations will start at 6 am on November 29 and end at 10 pm, with 18 trains initially operating at a low headway of 15 minutes on both lines. At the Ameerpet Interchange Station, trains are scheduled to stop for 2 minutes – see more here.
First and last train’s timings for all 24 stations –
For more updates, check out the Hyderabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!