Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan has said the MMTS will be extended to unconnected area of Hyderabad now under its Phase II in coordination with the railway administration.

Touching upon city-related developmental projects in his speech at the Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday, the Governor indicated that the cost of the metro rail project, for which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would lay the foundation stone on February 4, was revised upwardly to Rs. 14,000 crore by mentioning this figure in reference to the project.

For the present, it would spread over three traffic corridors, covering a combined a distance of 71 km. He said the ORR project would be completed soon. Mr. Narasimhan said the first phase of the 100-Day Development Programme had been completed with an investment of Rs. 700 crore involving GHMC, HMDA, HMWSSB, APCPDCL, Transco, APSRTC and R & B Department.