L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has inaugurated sample retail stores and unveiled the retail development plans.

Each typical metro station will feature retail space ranging from 2,500ft² to 9,000ft².The interchange and special stations will have 10,000ft² to 40,000ft² of retail space.

The retail space, which will be branded as Hyderabad Next, is being developed to cater to the daily needs of commuters.

Each of the retail centres will feature convenience stores with facilities such as grocery, vegetable, daily needs, accessory stores, quick service restaurants, large format food courts, ATMs, medical stores, laundry centres and more.

In total, there will be 62 stations, with 55 typical stations, three interchange stations and four special stations..

The special stations will feature electronic and entertainment themes, catering to the needs of women and children.

NDTV reported that the station retail box will feature stores sizes ranging from 100ft2 to 350ft2 and the entry exit retail area will feature store sizes ranging from 1,000ft2 to 2,500ft2.

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) intends to develop 12.5 million ft2 of space in the next 10 years.