हैदराबाद Hyderabad: The Telangana Government on Friday said it is committed to the Rs 16,000-crore L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail project.
KT Rama Rao, State Minister for IT, said that the Government was keen to expedite the project as per schedule and provide necessary support.
He said with Hyderabad projected to grow to a mega metropolis in the next 20 years, we may have to draw up plans to increase the network from the current 72 km to 250 km to meet the needs of the growing population.
He said there are a couple of issues that need to be sorted out with regard to metro project and expressed confidence on implementing the project as per plans.
Speaking at the launch of the first batch of post graduate course in metro and rail technology by the Institute of Metro and Rail Technology, he said that Hyderabad will be developed as an investment destination in various sectors such as science, pharma, films, sports etc.
He said the State was exploring a Light Rail Transport System for Hyderabad.