The 30 km stretch of the metro rail will become operational on the day of inauguration and while the entire 70 km of the three-corridor metro project is expected to be fully operational by November next year.
This is the city's third major project in the last ten years. The green-field international airport in 5,000 acres was built at a cost of around Rs 5,000 crore in 2008, closely followed by the construction of the 170-long eight-lane Outer Ring Road costing around Rs 7,000 crore.
The governments and L&T have been spending more than Rs 20,000 crore on the country's first metro to be executed in the PPP mode. Hyderabad will become the eighth Indian city to have a metro rail.
In the initial 6 months period fewer metro services will be run on the 30 km route, according to the officials.