Minister K.T. Rama Rao said the Metro Rail systems in Chennai and Bengaluru were not successful but Hyderabad Metro was carrying an average of 80,000 passengers every day on the 29-km Miyapur-Nagole stretch.“In our city, 80,000 to 85,000 people are travelling (on the Metro), and on some days it is going up to 90,000 and 1 lakh. An average of 80,000 people in Hyderabad are travelling on the existing 29 kilometres.On the pricing of the Metro Rail ticket, Mr Rama Rao said, “It is not correct to say that charges are high.” He said that the Centre had funded the construction of the 250-km Delhi Metro but the Hyderabad Metro Rail was built in the public private partnership mode.“Fifty per cent of the money has to return in the form of tickets. We cannot compare it with Delhi or any other Metro,” he said.

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