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Q1 Why do we need a metro in Hyderabad?

With almost 8 million inhabitants in Hyderabad, traffic mobility is one of the most important issues. Hyderabad Metro Rail will to reduce traffic jams and pollution to a great extent and facilitate comfortable travel across Hyderabad.

Q2 What makes the Hyderabad metro unique in India?

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is the largest public private partnership (PPP) project in the world in the Metro rail category. It is an amalgamation of world class design and cutting edge technology that will establish new benchmarks in the country.

Q3 How will Hyderabad Metro improve my travelling experience?

Hyderabad Metro will provide end to end connectivity to passengers. The Metro Rail corridor will run from:

– Red Line : Miyapur to LB Nagar

– Green Line : Falaknuma to Parade Ground

– Blue Line : Nagole to Hi-tech City

** Currently only the Red Line is operational between Miyapur to Ameerpet and Blue Line between Nagole to Ameerpet. Ameerpet is the interchange station **

Q4 Who operates the Hyderabad Metro?

Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System a special purpose company formed by KEOLIS was chosen by L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd. to manage the Operations and Maintenance of the Hyderabad Metro Rail. Keolis is a French company currently present in 15 countries. It offers a full range of transport solutions to meet the needs of local authorities and passengers.

Q5 Are feeder buses available?

Feeder bus services are not available at present.

Q6 What are the facilities provided at the metro stations?

Passengers may use restrooms on a pay and use basis. First aid boxes will be available at each station in case of any medical emergency. All metro stations will have designated shopping and dining areas where you can shop for your daily needs and also enjoy a hearty meal with family and friends. Each station has staircases, elevators and escalators for the convenience of passengers. Please refer to the station map for further information.

Q7 Can passengers bring eatables inside the Metro station/ trains?

Eatables are not allowed inside the metro stations and the trains. We solicit your co-operation in keeping our metro clean.

Q8 Will I have a comfortable ride on a Metro train?

All Metro coaches are equipped with efficient air-conditioning and ventilators. The trains have been cleaned regularly and each train has a seating capacity of 126 passengers accommodating approximately 1000 passengers at full capacity (both sitting and standing). Please offer your seats to pregnant women, children, differently-abled passengers and senior citizens as a good gesture. Travelling in Metro trains also saves you from extreme weather conditions.

Q9 Is Metro travel ticket more expensive than a bus ticket?

The price of a Metro train ticket depends on the travel distance. Our fare chart is competitive and we are keen to provide you a safe and comfortable journey.

Q10 Are there any special prices for children, students or senior citizens?

There are no special discounts for children, students and senior citizens at present. All offers and discounts will be communicated through our website (https://www.ltmetro.com)and social media channels.

Q11 What is a token?

A token is a coin that is used as a ticket to travel from one station to another. You can enter the paid area of the station by tapping it at the entry gates. The token needs to be dropped at the AFC terminals of the destination station to make an exit.

Q12 What is the validity of my token?

Your token is valid only for the day on which it is issued. You have to enter the paid area within 30 minutes after the purchase and you must leave the system within 2 hours. This is to ensure that no passenger overstays at the station resulting in overcrowding.

Q13 How do you buy a token?

You can buy your token either at the ticketing office or from the ticket vending machines (TVMs) present at our stations only.

Q14 What is Nebula smart card?

It is an electronic card that can be used as a virtual wallet to pay for your trip. It can be charged with a minimum amount of INR 100 and up to a maximum amount of INR 2000. Use a Nebula smart card for quick and comfortable access to the Paid area at the station.

Q15 How do I buy a smartcard?

The smart card can be obtained from the customer care center or ticketing office at the station by paying a security deposit of Rs100/-

You can buy your personalised smartcard either from our website (www.ltmetro.com) or from the ticketing office at our stations. You can collect your personalised smart card from the designated station or request for a door delivery for a nominal charge.

Q16 How can I recharge my smartcard?

You can recharge your smartcard either at the Ticket vending machine (TVM) next to the ticketing office at our stations or online at our website (www.ltmetro.com). You may also recharge your smartcard from your Metro App.

Q17 How can I purchase / recharge my smart card from home on the Internet (online)?

You can purchase and recharge a Nebula smart card online, either through our website www.ltmetro.com or TSavaari App (available on Google Play store and iOS store).

Q18 What is the minimum and maximum amount for recharging a smart card?

The minimum recharge amount is INR 100 and the maximum recharge amount is INR 3000.

Q19 Which currency denominations are accepted at the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)?

Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) accepts currency notes of denominations – INR 10, INR 20 , INR 50 and INR 100. You are requested to carry currency notes should you require to recharge your smart card at the station.

Q20 Are there ticketing offices and Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at each station?

Each of our station is equipped with ticket vending machines that are located next to the ticketing offices.

Q21 What is the minimum balance required to travel on Metro trains using a smart card?

Your Nebula smart card balance should have the minimum travel fare depending on the distance between the source and destination station apart from a security deposit of INR 100.

Q22 Are daily, weekly and monthly passes available?

Daily, weekly and monthly passes are not available at present.

Q23 Is my token/smartcard compatible with other transport modes like bus, railway or MMTS?

The Hyderabad metro uses its own ticketing system.

Q24 How many people can travel with a single smart card?

We follow a one person – one smart card policy in Hyderabad Metro. You cannot share your Nebula smart card with your family and friends when you are travelling together.

Q25 What is the cost of a smartcard?

A deposit of Rs.100/ is charged while applying for the smart card. Once the card is issued it can be charged with money. The minimum amount of charge is Rs 10.

Q26 Are there different kinds of smart cards?

Only Nebula smart card is available at present.

Q27 What is the utility of a smart card?

A smart card is a virtual wallet that can be used to pay for your Metro rail travel. You can recharge your smart card at any Metro rail station or online through our website, www.ltmetro.com or TSavaari App. Hyderabad Metro offers you a 10% discount on each journey if you choose to travel using a Nebula smart card.

Q28 What happens if I lose my smart card/token during my journey?

In case you lose your token/smart card during your journey, you will have to inform the Customer Care and buy for an exit token. You can buy a new Nebula smart card by paying INR 100 and filling up a form available at Customer Care office at any Metro rail station. You may call us at 040 2333 2555 for all queries.

Q29 What should I do if my smartcard does not work anymore?

If your smartcard is damaged, Please bring it back to the Customer Care Centre at any of our stations, fill up a form and remit Rs.100/-

Q30 How can I check the validity of my smart card?

You can check the validity of your smart card either at Ticket Office Machine (TOM), Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) or Add Value Machine (AVM) present at our stations. TOM is present at the station office, TVM is present in the Unpaid area next to the ticketing office and AVM is situated in the Paid area. You can contact our Customer Service at 040 2333 2555 for more information.

Q31 How can I be sure that the top up amount was added to the balance on my smartcard?

You can check your smartcard value either on Ticket Vending Machine, Automatic Vending Machine or TR (ticket reader) at our stations.

Q32 How much luggage can I carry in the Metro train?

You are allowed to carry luggage up to 10 kg.

Q33 Can I return an unused token and get my refund?

You can claim a refund for an unused token on the day of purchase only. However, you cannot claim any refund once you have entered the Paid area.

Q34 Can I extend my journey beyond a destination with a smartcard or a token?

If you are travelling with smartcard and you are low on balance, you can recharge your smartcard at the AVM (Add value machine) available in the paid area and travel more.

If you are travelling using a token then you have to buy a paid exit token to the new destination in the paid area before exiting the AFC gates.

You may contact our customer care centre at the station for any further assisstance.

Q35 Can I take a token with me as a souvenir?

Passengers are not allowed to take the tokens along with them after their journey. Any unused token should be submitted back to our Customer Care Centre present at our stations.

Q36 Can I board a Metro train from any station other than the station from where I purchased the token?

A token is valid only at the station where it has been purchased.

Q37 What should I do if the token or smartcard is not accepted at the entry or exit gates?

If you are in the unpaid area, you can contact the Excess Fare Officer at the station. Otherwise you can contact the Customer Care Centre situated in the paid area at every station.

Q38 What could damage your smartcard?

Improper or mis handling such as bending, folding, exposure to heat, sun and water can render the smart card unusable.

Q39 What are the criteria for ticket charges of a child?

Children upto 90cm in height can travel for free. Token/Smartcard has to be purchased for children above this 90 cm. One child is allowed with one adult. Please contact the station staff for more information.

Q40 What should I do if I get lose my belongings during a Metro train journey?

You can reach out to the security staff present at the stations for any assistance. You can also contact our Customer Service Center at any station with personal information and a detailed description of the lost item.

Q41 Where can I get information about delay or disruption of Metro train services?

You can visit our website (www.ltmetro.com) for all service related issues. Information pertaining to delays and disruptions will also displayed on digital screens at all Metro train stations. Live audio announcements will notify passengers about delays or disruptions in Metro train services. You can also contact our station staff or call us at 040 2333 2555

Q42 What is the operative timing of Metro trains in Hyderabad?

The first train from Nagole to Ameerpet and also from Miyapur to Ameerpet is scheduled at 6:00 AM. The last train for both stations depart at 10 PM. You can also contact our station staff or call us at 040 2333 2555 for all travel-related queries.

Q43 Where can I get passenger information leaflets or train schedules?

You can find leaflets at all stations: at the ticketing office and at our Customer Care Centre. You can also visit our website (www.ltmetro.com) to download the timetable for any further information.

Q44 What is the frequency of the trains?

There are trains scheduled from Miyapur to Ameerpet, every 8 minutes and from Nagole to Ameerpet, every 16 minutes on all days. Any changes to the train timing will be communicated via our online channels and live announcements at Metro rail stations.

Q45 What will be the travel time to my destination?

Please contact our station staff or call us at 040 2333 2555 for all travel-related queries.

Q46 How will I know if I have reached my destination station?

You will hear vocal announcements inside the metro coach at each station. Furthermore, you will see the name of each station on the LCD screens inside the metro train and on the station platforms.

Q47 How long will a Metro train stop on the platform?

Ideally the trains will stop for 20 seconds at each station. The train does not move unless all the doors are closed properly.

Q48 Where do I get information about the next train?

The digital screens on the platform display the real-time information about the trains. We also have vocal announcements at every platform which keeps you informed about the arrival of the next train.

Q49 How do I know which stations are served by the Metro trains?

All platforms and coaches are equipped with line / Network maps on which you can read the name of every station of the line.

Q50 Is there a Customer Care Centre at each station?

Yes, there is a Customer Care at each station. It is located at the Concourse level. You may contact us at 040 2333 2555 for more information.

Q51 How to recognize a metro employee?

Metro employees wear a uniform that has a system network logo on it. They will always be holding a valid company identity card with them.

Q52 Do you have a travel guide?

Yes, it is available on our website (www.ltmetro.com: go to Customer Service – User’s Guide) from where you can download it and also at the ticketing office and Customer Care Centre at every station.

Q53 Does Metro trains have reserved seats and dedicated cars for women?

There are no dedicated cars for women. We ensure the best safety and security measures throughout the journey. CCTV cameras are installed at all station platforms and on board of trains. There is also a possibility to talk to the train operator inside the train to report any case immediately. We seek your cooperation in maintaining the decorum of a civilized metro.

Q54 How can I find the nearest Metro station if I plan to travel via Metro trains?

Our website (www.ltmetro.com) and TSavaari App will provide details of the nearest Metro rail station. You may also contact us at 040 2333 2555 for all travel-related queries.

Q55. Name the Metro rail stations that can be conveniently accessed by passengers travelling by MMTS, TSRTC and Indian Railways

If you are travelling by Indian Railways

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If you are travelling by MMTS

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If you are travelling by TSRTC

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Q56 How do I know that my destination station is approaching?

There are digital screens and announcements in trains which ensures customers are aware of the next approaching station

Q57 Are pets allowed on the train?

No, We do not allow pets to be carried on the train

Q58 Why does the metro not run 24x7?

Our trains requires cleaning and daily maintenance and hence we utilize the time at night to carry out these activities

Q59: What are the penalties for misuse of Passenger Emergency Alarm?

Misusing the Passenger Emergency Alarm can lead to a penalty of Rs 1000 and or imprisonment upto 1 year

Q60 How can I get a wheelchair at a Metro station?

You can contact the Customer Care center at the station to arrange a Wheelchair for the concerned person

Q61 May I carry a baby stroller to the Metro system?

We request you to bring baby strollers during non-peak hours only. Please hold the stroller at all times while at a station or onboard. You may park the stroller near the designated space for a wheel chair to avoid congestion.

Q62 Should I keep some change/loose coins or money with me?

Please carry loose change while travelling via Metro trains, if you choose to travel with a Metro train token. With a smartcard you can easily recharge the card online, www.ltmetro.com or at a Metro station.

Q63 Are there separate queues for women to pass through the security checks?

Yes, Metro stations will have a separate security checking arrangement for women that are managed by women security personnel.

Q64 Explain the train boarding process at a Metro station

Please stand behind the yellow line at the Metro rail platform until the train doors open for boarding and please form a queue while boarding the train. When the doors open for boarding, let passengers disembark the train first. Check this instructional video for more clarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVUQi8P399Y

Q65 How to use the escalators?

Please board on the left side of an escalator and hold the handrail firmly. Always ensure the safety of your children while using stairs and escalators.

Q66 Can passengers sit on the floor of a Metro train?

No. Please hold straps or handrails firmly if you are standing inside the train.

Q67 How can I access a Metro station?

Each Metro rail station has elevators, escalators and stairways to provide comfortable access to passengers. For further clarity, please watch this instructional video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sViFmdXFLC0

Q68 What facilities do we have at Metro stations for differently-abled and senior citizens?

Following facilities will assist senior citizens and differently-abled passengers to have a convenient and safe journey.

– Trained staff will be available at Metro stations for assistance.

– Elevators with specially installed operating panels at a low level to facilitate easy access.

– Dedicated wide entry gates (also called AFC gates) for better experience for passengers using wheel chairs.

-Tactile floor signage and audio announcements at Metro stations and inside Metro train coaches for visually impaired passengers.

– Digital screens for displaying real time information for hearing impaired passengers.

Q69 How can a visually impaired passenger navigate in a Metro station?

A special tactile path on the floor, right from street level till the platform level, will guide visually impaired passengers throughout the station. Audio announcements inside the trains will also guide them about the approaching station.

Q70 Do cars have reserved seats for differently abled and senior citizen?

Yes. All of our coaches have dedicated space for passengers on wheelchairs, senior citizens and pregnant ladies.

Q71 Are audio announcements available on board?

Yes, audio announcements are available in English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu languages.

Q72 Am I allowed to bring a hearing dog into the Metro system if I am a visually-impaired passenger?

Yes. However the passenger needs to show an identification card that confirms his visually impaired status.

Q73 Are the automated Metro train doors safe for passengers?

Metro trains are equipped with sensors and cameras to avoid that situation: the train operator is able to see if someone is standing between the train and the platform and can be manually opened or closed in case of any emergency. Moreover, red flashing door closing light and announcements warns you know about the closing doors. As soon as you board a train please take a seat if available and stay out of the way of the doors to avoid any delay.

Q74 What to do if a Metro train stops between two stations?

The unexpected stop is just a security process. Please do not panic and remain calm and follow the instructions of the metro staff in case of emergencies.

Q75 Where should I stand on the platform?

For your security, please wait behind the yellow line along the platform. You should only cross the yellow line once doors are open for boarding. While waiting for a train you are requested to form a queue on the sides as indicated and let the passengers alight first.

Q76 What happens if I fall down on the track?

There are emergency buttons on the platform which can be activated by passengers themselves. Train operators can stop the train immediately and rescue the passenger as soon as possible. Misuse of this is an offense and attracts penalty.

Q77 Are Metro stations manned by security guards?

Yes, all the stations are manned by trained security staff and work in coordination with the local police authorities.

Q78 Do Metro stations have an emergency contact number?

You may contact our customer care centre at the station in case of any assisstance.

Q79 What should I do if I detect an unattended item?

Do not touch or open any unattended item /luggage. Please report directly to our station staff or our Customer Care Centre on our stations. You can also contact our Train Operators while on board through the call button.

Q80 Can I take a weapon on the metro?

Carrying arms and ammunition or any sharp objects like knife is strictly prohibited on metro premises. Any deviation is subject to penalties.

Q81 Can I access internet or a mobile network inside the stations and on board?

Our stations and train coaches are not equipped with WI-FI however you have access to mobile network everywhere at stations and inside the trains. There are mobile charging points available inside the coaches for your convenience.

Q82 Are all Metro stations air-conditioned?

Our stations are well ventilated and do not have AC however all our cars have an efficient air conditioning system.

Q83 Can I carry a bicycle into the Metro system?

Bicycles are not allowed in Metro trains at present.

Q84 Where should I go if I want to complain about something or if I would like to leave a feedback?

We encourage our passengers to share their experiences with us. Share your feedback through our website (https://www.ltmetro.com), write to us at customerservice@ltmetro.com or call us at 040 2333 2555 between 6 AM to 10 PM.

Q85 How will Metro staff regulate crowd during peak hours?

Our trained station staff manages the flow in such a way that there would never be such a situation. In case a platform is likely to get overcrowded, the flow of passengers is regulated at the concourse level.

Q86 I have a change of travel plans after buying a token and I want to exit the station. What do I do?

In case you decide not to travel and exit the same station you have entered before, the base charges would be deducted from your smart card if travelling with a card. If travelling with a token, there will not be any refund of the amount.

Q87 How well have the people been trained to manage various functions?

Our metro staff are well trained to make your travel safe and comfortable. We undertake trainings for the employees enabling them to assist you effectively and efficiently. We also conduct audits regularly, as to assess the areas of improvement.

Q88 How do I find out current availability of service or planned non-availability of service?

You can contact Customer Service at 040 2333 2555 for all travel-related queries.

Q89 Will there be a ticket checker on board in the Metro train?

There will not be any ticket checker on board of the trains. The fare is checked automatically at the Automatic Fare Collection gates of the stations before entering the paid area but there will also be some revenue protection patrols inside the trains from time to time.

Q90 How will electricity failure affect Metro train operation?

If there is an electricity failure, please remain calm and wait for instructions of our metro staff. Listen carefully to the vocal announcements and follow the instructions.

Q91 Will Metro services get affected by adverse weather conditions?

Do not panic in such cases our staff are well trained to handle emergencies. Please listen carefully to Vocal announcements and follow the instructions.

Q92 Is photography allowed in Metro stations or onboard of the trains?

Photography and videography is strictly prohibited inside the metro stations and on board of the metro coaches.

Q93 Are hawkers allowed onboard of the trains?

Hawkers are not allowed inside the metro trains or the stations. We have a retail area available on all stations serving food items etc.

Q94 Where are trains parked and where do they get maintained?

We have two depots specifically designed for parking and maintenance of metro trains. These are located at Uppal and Miyapur.

Q95 Is there a first class compartment available in Metro trains?

Hyderabad metro does not differentiate its passengers in terms of class of travel. All coaches are equally furbished.

Q96 Can I carry a licensed gun in the Metro train?

Arms and ammunitions are not allowed inside the station or while on board. However you can carry the gun with you only if you have the license, which needs to be presented at the security checks at station entry. We recommend our passengers to avoid carrying them in metro premises.

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