Hyderabad Metro Pillars to be numbered and linked with Google Maps, GPS

The Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL) has planned to give unique identification numbers to the pillars of upcoming Metro Rail Network in Hyderabad. These pillars will also be linked with Google Maps so as to facilitate identification of different locations through metro rail corridors with the help of GPS in smartphones.


This will enable visitors and especially foreign tourists to quickly identify major and minor attractions spread across the city. Tourists can also ascertain different road signages and colonies with the help of this move.



The HMRL Administration has decided that the pillars will be numbered based on an alpha-numeric system i.e. is a combination of both letters and numerals. The system will follow the chronological order of Metro Rail Lines covering major parts of the city. In the current scenario, 3 major lines will be launched after the first phase (Phase–1) of construction. A total of 64 stations will be covered by these 3 major lines and the system length will extend up to 72 kilometers in Phase-1.


The Hyderabad Metro Rail is basically a rapid transit system based on the lines of Delhi Metro Rail and Kolkata Metro Rail. The project is being implemented fully on a PPP basis i.e. a public-private partnership with the state government of Telangana holding a minority stake. The estimated cost of the project is 15,000 crore INR and will begin operation on November 28, 2017.

September 18, 2017 12:29 pm