Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Navigate Hyderabad's Culture with an Ease!


In the heart of the city of Nizams, where tradition meets modernity in a harmonious dance, a cultural spectacle unfolds. From the regal Numaish Exhibition, casting its enchantment from January 1st to February 15th, to the intellectual haven of the Hyderabad Literature Festival, gracing the Sattva Knowledge City in HITEC City from January 26th to the 28th, the city resonates with vibrancy. As attendees prepare for this cultural odyssey, the Hyderabad Metro rail emerges not merely as a mode of transportation but as the chariot, gracefully navigating the city's intricate cultural mosaic.

Like an intricate mosaic, the Hyderabad Metro rail weaves seamlessly through the urban tapestry, connecting diverse corners of the city. This 69.2 kms marvel across three corridors not only alleviates traffic snarls but becomes an integral part of the cultural journey. The strategic placement of metro stations near event venues transforms the commute into an extension of the cultural celebration. The Numaish Exhibition near Nampally Exhibition Grounds finds its partner in the Red Nampally metro station. Numaish presents a wide array of commodities like dry fruits, handicrafts, garments, electronics, home decor, and many more. Within its stalls, one can explore offerings from diverse regions including Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and various other locales.

On the other hand, the Blue Line's HITEC City metro station opens the gates to the literary realms of Sattva Knowledge City i.e Hyderabad Literary Festival. It is a three-day annual affair dedicated to celebrating creativity in its myriad forms. The event encompasses engaging talks, conversations, panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibitions, book launches, cultural performances, and film screenings, featuring a diverse range of speakers, writers, artists, and performers from both India and abroad. This year’s focus includes a tribute to the late Jayanta Mahapatra (1928-2023), Odisha’s best-known writer of poetry in English in contemporary times.

In the hustle of cultural immersion, the Hyderabad Metro rail stands out by offering smart metro cards and mobile apps for ticketing and travel information. No more grappling with coins or enduring long queues – a swift tap or a seamless swipe, and attendees are ready to embark on a journey steeped in culture, entertainment, and intellectual discourse.

So, witness this cultural adventure and let the memories of Numaish and the Literature Fest linger as you hop on board the Hyderabad Metro rail for this enchanting journey.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Ameerpet Metro's Latest Addition: Goldsikka's Gold ATM Reshaping Accessibility


December 29th, 2023 marked a historic moment for Hyderabad as Goldsikka Limited inaugurated the city's maiden gold ATM at the bustling Ameerpet Metro Station. The event was graced by dignitaries such as Mr. P Ravi Shankar, Vice President and head of TOD (Transit-Oriented Development), Project Planning, Control & Contracts, joined by Mr. K V Nagendra Prasad, Head of TOD Operation, Retail Leasing, and Advertising, alongside Ms. K Sujatha, the Joint General Manager-TOD representing L&TMRHL.

This state-of-the-art ATM simplifies the process of buying Gold and Silver Coins and has a storage capacity of 5kgs of gold. Ranging from 0.5 grams to 20 grams for gold and 10 grams to 100 grams for silver. Each coin is 24-carat gold and 999 certified.

What sets this innovation apart is its acceptance of various payment methods, including debit cards, credit cards or UPI, ensuring convenience aligned with diverse financial preferences.

One of the remarkable features of this ATM is its real-time display of prices directly from the esteemed London Bullion Market. This transparent approach ensures customers are aware of the exact pricing, excluding taxes. Moreover, each purchase is meticulously dispensed in tamper-proof cards, accompanied by a purity certificate and a GST invoice, guaranteeing the authenticity and value of the precious metals acquired. Equipped with a built-in camera and sound system, the Gold ATM offers added security measures.


Mr. Hafsa Taruj, one of the directors of Goldsikka, expressed, "Goldsikka Gold ATM is very feasible and convenient for the common man as they do not need to go to jewellery showrooms hesitantly for minute quantities of gold".

 This installation signifies a significant step toward enhancing accessibility and convenience for individuals seeking gold and silver acquisitions. Ameerpet Metro Station now stands as a symbol of innovation, seamlessly integrating technology and accessibility.

Friday, July 14, 2023

LTMRHL Introduces Student Pass Offer: A Boon for the Student Community

In a move to enhance the daily commuting experience for the student community in Hyderabad, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited has recently introduced an exciting addition to its wide range of customer-centric initiatives.


On July 1st, 2023, LTMRHL unveiled the much-awaited Student Pass Offer, reaffirming its commitment to providing the convenient and affordable transportation option for students. The Student Pass Offer was launched by Mr. NVS Reddy, the Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, and Mr. KVB Reddy, the MD & CEO of L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited at Ameerpet Metro Station.

Exclusive Benefits:

With the Student Pass Offer, students would receive 10 extra trips on the purchase of 20 trips across all fare zones. This translates into more savings and increased accessibility for students to explore the city and reach their educational institutions.

Availing the Offer:

The Trip Pass will be valid only for 30 days from the date of purchase of trip pass and only the students born after 1st April 1998 can avail the offer. The offer is available for nine months from 1st July 2023 to 31st March 2024, allowing the students to make the most of their daily travel during the academic year. To avail the Student Pass Offer, students are required to purchase the newly branded smart card. These smart cards can be obtained at these stations only from 11 am to 5 pm: 

Red Line: JNTU College, SR Nagar, Ameerpet, Victoria Memorial, Dilsukhnagar.

Green Line: Narayanaguda.

Blue Line: Nagole, Parade Grounds, Begumpet, Raidurg.

Students are required to submit essential documents, including a photocopy of a government-issued ID card (such as Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Passport) for identity verification, a Bonafide certificate signed by the head of their institute, and their school or college ID card to apply for the Student Pass Offer. 

Endless Possibilities:

Hyderabad Metro Student Pass Offer revolutionizes the way students commute in the city. With exclusive benefits, affordable pricing, and stringent measures to prevent misuse, this offer empowers students with seamless and sustainable transportation. By choosing the metro, students can explore the city, connect with their peers, and reach their educational institutions conveniently. 

Hyderabad Metro is paving the way for a student-friendly city, ensuring that students can elevate their commute and embark on an incredible journey of learning and growth.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hyderabad Metro Rail Initiates ‘Office Bubbles’ as Secured Remote Spaces Focusing IT companies.


Hyderabad Metro Rail Initiates ‘Office Bubbles’ as Secured Remote Spaces Focusing IT companies. As first of its kind initiative ever explored in the Metro Rail history of India, Hyderabad Metro Rail has come up with a unique concept of ‘Office Bubbles’ – offering the secured, remote spaces as part of its Transit-oriented Development (ToD). Through Office Bubbles, L&TMRHL would fulfill the surging demand for spaces and locational flexibility of office spaces in Hyderabad.

Focusing on IT companies, Office Bubbles concept offers ‘Hub and Spoke’ model, enabling them to open strategically dispersed smaller offices across the city. LTMRHL would be using the high-quality transit-oriented spaces in the un-paid (pre-ticketing) areas on the concourse level of its stations.

Close to 0.4 million sq.ft would be dedicated to Office Bubbles for lease, encompassing 1750 sq.ft of 2 units across 49 typical metro stations and 5,000-30,000 sq.ft of spaces at 8 non-typical metro stations. One can expect spaces to be offered in bare shell, warm shell, and plug & play formats depending on the client's requirements.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Launched ‘Metro Medley’ on the World Music Day


Hyderabad Metro Rail Launched ‘Metro Medley’ on the World Music Day Coinciding the World Music Day, Hyderabad Metro Rail launched Metro Medley’ - Hyderabad Metro Rail’s signature programme dedicated to promoting Art & Culture on 21 st June 2022. On the same day, Hyderabad Metro Rail in association with Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad and Utkarsh Small Finance.

The Chief Guest Sri Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, GoT, launched ‘Metro Medley’ along with the week-long Music Fest, in presence of Sri KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, Ms. Amita Desai, Director, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad and officials from Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Utkarsh Small Finance Bank and HMR at Ameerpet Metro Station.

The Busking was organized at the concourse levels of 5 metro stations - Ameerpet, JBS Parade Ground, MGBS, Raidurg, and Miyapur, daily from 21st to 25th June 2022 between 5 - 7pm. The week-long music festival concluded on 26th June with an all-evening razzmatazz at the Hyderabad. Next Premia Mall, Irrum Manzil. Over 100 musicians performed busking entertaining the passengers with a range of music featuring from Indian classical to pop music. Passengers were enthralled by witnessing such engaging musical event at the metro stations and there were some really awesome comments praising Hyderabad Metro Rail’s initiative.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Unveils ‘Metro Bazar’, #ShoppingOnTheGo!


Hyderabad Metro Rail Unveils ‘Metro Bazar’, #ShoppingOnTheGo!

As part of a passenger engagement initiative, Hyderabad Metro Rail has come up with an innovative concept of Metro Bazar, #ShoppingOnTheGo, an experiential shopping opportunity for metro passengers. Metro Bazar was launched on 15th June 2022 by the Chief Guest, Smt. Swati Lakra IPS, Addl. DGP, Women Safety Wing, SHE Teams & Bharosa, Telangana State, in the presence of the Guest of Honour, Sri NVS Reddy, MD, HMRL, and the Special Guest, Sri KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL along with other HMR officials, at Ameerpet Metro Station.

The first edition of Metro Bazar is being organized in partnership with Women Envision Council for Entrepreneurship (WomENvision), a Section-8 company, working towards empowering women entrepreneurs. In order to promote women entrepreneurship, Hyderabad Metro Rail has provided the space to WomENvision at a no-cost basis for this engagement. WomEnvision had set up their 14 stalls at the concourse level of Ameerpet Metro Station followed by at Punjagutta Expo Galleria, MGBS and Dilsukhnagar Metro Stations. Metro Bazar was also organized in collaboration with ALEAP (Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India when about 15 lady entrepreneurs hosted their products viz. Food items, artifacts, and fabric, among others at the concourse level of Ameerpet Metro Station.

Metro Bazar is adding a wide range and diversity of products for our passengers to explore from while promoting women's entrepreneurship in the city.

L&TMRHL & TASK Sign an MoU Promoting Skilling Synergies & Employment


To promote the Government of Telangana’s initiatives for enhancing skilling synergy among institutions of Government, Industry & Academia, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) signed an MoU on 20 July 2022 for development and improving job opportunities for technically qualified and eligible candidates from Telangana. 

Representing TASK and L&TMRHL, Shri Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK and Shri KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, exchanged the MoU in presence of the Chief Guest, Shri KT Rama Rao, the Hon’ble Minister for IT, E&C, Industries, MA&UD, GoT, Dr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT, E&C, I&C, GoT; Shri Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team; Shri NVS Reddy, MD, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), and other officials from the government, Hyderabad Metro Rail and Keolis Hyderabad, during the ‘TASK Corporate MoU Exchange & College Management Meet’ held today at T Hub, Hyderabad.

As a part of the MoU, TASK will be helping in skill development and building a talent pool for L&TMRHL and its O&M partner Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System Private Limited. This MoU will be in addition to the regular training and recruitment process of L&TMRHL and Keolis Hyderabad.

Navigate Hyderabad's Culture with an Ease!

  In the heart of the city of Nizams, where tradition meets modernity in a harmonious dance, a cultural spectacle unfolds. From the regal Nu...