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GMR To Invest Big In Hyderabad Airport Metro:- The Telangana government has been keen to expand the Hyderabad Metro to various regions in different phases. One among them is the metro lane for the Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The estimated value of the project is said to be Rs 5195 crores and is named as Airport Link Project. GMR Group who built the Hyderabad Airport is investing Rs 519.52 crores which is ten percent of the total value of the project. The metro line will be extended from Raidurg to Hyderabad airport during the second phase of the expansion of the Hyderabad Metro.
The lane is stretched for 30.7 km and it would be an express metro lane. The Telangana government proposed the project three years ago and it is now taking shape. Hyderabad Airport Metro will have 51 percent stake and HMDA will have 49 percent stake in this Airport Metro Link project. GMR Group is also expanding the Hyderabad Airport and there are predictions that 3.2 crore people would fly to and from Hyderabad airport in the coming years. Airport Metro Link project will also have limited stations of Gachibowli, Appa, Rajendra Nagar and Shamshabad. There are talks that the Airport Metro Link project will have an underground lane for some of the distance.