<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Hyderabad Metro Rail and took a ride along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in its maiden run.The first phase of the metro rail project covers a 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations.The train was driven by a woman driver covering four stations. The trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially.Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Telangana’s IT Minister KT Rama Rao and state BJP chief K Laxman. ALSO READ Delhi metro fares among the lowest in the world: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri ALSO READ 3 lakh passengers ditched Metro after fare hike: RTIBefore the inauguration, Modi said: “We believe in cooperative federalism. There is no question of discriminating against states where we are not in power. We are committed to the overall development of our country.”

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Watch: PM Modi inaugurates Hyderabad Metro, takes first ride