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Hyderabad Metro Rail
Hyderabad Metro logo1.jpg
Metrorail work under Progress on Mettuguda-Nagole Line as of Jan 2013
Locale Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 3 (Phase I)
Number of stations 66 (Phase I)
Chief executive NVS Reddy, MD[1]
Headquarters Metro Bhawan, Saifabad, Hyderabad
Operation will start 21 March 2015
Operator(s) Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL)
System length 72.16 km (44.84 mi) (Phase I)[2]
97 km (60 mi) (Phase II)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25kV, 50Hz AC overhead catenary
Average speed 35 km/h (22 mph)
Top speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
System map


Metrorail work under Progress on Mettuguda-Nagole Line as of Jan 2013
Segments being placed at the Uppal station as of March 2013
The Uppal Station under construction as of April 2014
Metrorail work under Progress on Mettuguda-Nagole Line near Uppal as of October 2014
Metrorail work under Progress on Miyapur-LB Nagar line near KPHB as of October 2014

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR; Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ మెట్రో రైలు) is a rapid transit system, currently under construction, for the city of Hyderabad, Telangana.[3] It is in Secent Operational model. It is being implemented entirely on public-private partnership (PPP) basis, with the state government holding a minority equity stake.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

HMR project was showcased as one of the top 100 strategic global infrastructure projects at the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in New York during February–March, 2013.[5][6]

The HMR project is considered to be the world’s largest project under public-private partnership[citation needed], with investments of over Rs 17,000 Crore.

Phase-1 of the Project was approved by the Union Government in April 2008 under Public-Private Partnership.[7] The total length of the first-phase after final revision is 71 km.

Construction Phases[edit]

The construction work will be undertaken in two phases. There are six stages of completion in Phase I.

Phase I[edit]

The Phase I of the project includes 3 lines covering a distance of around 71 km. The metro rail stretches between Nagole and Mettuguda (8 km) and between Miyapur and S. R. Nagar (12 km) are targeted to be operational by March 2015 as Ugadi gift.[8][9] In September 2012,

  • Miyapur – L B Nagar - 29.87 km
  • Nagole - Shilparamam - 26.51 km
  • JBS – Falaknuma - 14.78 km

Six Stage Construction Schedule[edit]

Stage Target Section Distance (in km) Line Expected Completion date
Stage 1 Nagole to Secunderabad[10] 11 Line III TBD
Stage 2 Miyapur to S R Nagar 11 Line I 15 August 2015
Stage 3 Mettuguda to Begumpet 10 Line III 14 November 2015
Stage 4 Begumpet to Shilparamam 9.51 Line III 15 August 2016
Stage 5 SR Nagar to LB Nagar 17.87 Line I 15 August 2016
Stage 6 JBS to Falaknuma 14.79 Line II 5 June 2017

Phase II[edit]

The Indian government is thinking for Phase II which is expected to start construction in 2015. It includes around 80 kilometers.[citation needed] Recently Government has sanctioned second phase of metro rail extending further 85 km.The proposed routes are as following:

  • Miyapur - BHEL - Patanchervuu 15 km.
  • Faluknama - Shamshabad Airport 12 km.
  • LB Nagar - Vanasthalipuram 4 km.
  • ECIL - Tarnaka 7 km.
  • Nagole - LB Nagar - Faluknama 15 km.
  • JNTU - Shilparamam - Gacchibowli 14 km.
  • JBS - Alwal 8 km.
  • Gachibowli - ToliChowk - Lakdikapul 17 km.

TOTAL 85 km (Second Phase). The construction is yet to be started and might start at 2015. The total Metro rail coverage will be increased to 157 km (Including Second Phase).

Initial Bidding[edit]

The bidding process was completed by July 2008 and awarded to Maytas which failed to achieve financial closure for the project as per schedule By March 2009. In July 2009, the Andhra Pradesh Government canceled the contract and called for fresh bids for the project.


In the July-2010 rebidding process, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder for the INR121.32 billion (US$1.9 billion) project. L&T came forward to take up the work for about INR14.58 billion (US$230 million) as viability gap funding as against the sanctioned INR48.53 billion (US$760 million).

Construction stage[edit]

Bhoomi Puja(shankusthapana) for the project was conducted on 26 April 2012 [11] the concessionaire started the pillar erection on the same day for Stage-I and on 6 June 2012 for Stage-II.[12] The work for Corridor 2 has been delayed due to traders in Koti and Sultan Bazar demanding realignment of the route to safeguard traders and age old heritage markets.[13]

Current Status[edit]

As of January 2015, construction on Line 3 is 95% completed, with the construction of the Nagole depot almost over, laying of overhead traction lines started, and trial runs of the trains started. For Line 1, the construction of pillars is completed except on stretches from Moazzam Jahi Market to Khairatabad, and viaduct construction is in full swing.

The construction of the entire 71.16 km has been split into 6 stages with the first stage scheduled to be completed by March 2015[14][15] with the entire project scheduled to be completed by July, 2017.[16][17]

In November 2013, L&T Hyderabad Metro started laying of rails on the metro viaduct between Nagole and Mettuguda, a stretch of 8 km.[18] Hyderabad Metro Rail will provide disabled-friendly system.[19][20]

The first train of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) came from Korea during the third week of May 2014. Stringent trial runs will commenced from June 2014 till February 2015, before the service on the first stage of the Nagole-Mettuguda sector is thrown open to the public on 21 March 2015.[21]

Three interchanges are planned at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminus, Parade Grounds and Ameerpet.[22]


Since the first version of the plans, the three corridors mostly remained the same, but minor changes were introduced. These include the lack of stop at Lalaguda, or a stop at Lakdikapul instead of Secretariat. Also, the lines have been marked with several different combination of colours.[23]

Line 1 (red): Miyapur – L B Nagar[edit]

Route Length — 29.87 kilometers
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 26
Link to other Corridors

  • At Ameerpet – Connecting Corridors 1 and 3
  • At Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station – Connecting Corridors 1 and 2
S.No Station S.No Station
1 Miyapur 14 Lakdi-ka-pul
2 JNTU College 15 Assembly
3 KPHB Colony 16 Nampally
4 Kukatpally 17 Gandhi Bhavan(Moazzam Jahi Market)
5 Moosapet 18 Medical College(Putli Bowli)
6 Bharatnagar 19 Imlibun(MG Bus Stand)
7 Erragadda Road 20 Malakapet
8 ESI Hospital 21 New Market(Super Bazaar)
9 S.R.Nagar 22 Musarambagh(TV Tower)
10 Ameerpet 23 Dilsukh Nagar
11 Punjagutta 24 Chaitanyapuri(Fruit Market)
12 Erra Manzil 25 Victoria Memorial(Kothapet)
13 Khairatabad 26 L.B. Nagar(Bahadurguda)

Line 3 (blue): Nagole - Shilparamam[edit]

Route Length — 26.51 km
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 22
Link to other Corridors

  • At Ameerpet – Connecting Corridors 3 and 1
  • At Parade Grounds – Connecting Corridors 3 and 2
S.No Station S.No Station
1 Nagole 13 Begumpet
2 Uppal 14 Ameerpet
3 Survey Of India 15 Madhura Nagar
4 NGRI 16 Yousufguda
5 Habsiguda 17 Jubilee Hills Road No 5
6 Tarnaka 18 Jubilee Hills Checkpost
7 Mettuguda 19 Peddamma Temple
8 Secunderabad 20 Madhapur PS
9 Parade Ground 21 Durgam Cheruvu
10 Paradise 22 Hitech City
11 Rasoolpura
12 Prakash Nagar

Line 2 (green): JBS – Falaknuma[edit]

Route Length — 14.78 kilometers
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 16
Link to other Corridors

  • At Parade Grounds – Connecting Corridors 2 and 3
  • At Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station – Connecting Corridors 1 and 2
1 Jubilee Bus Station 0.000 0.000
2 Parade Grounds 0.700 0.700
3 Secunderabad r.s. 1.000 1.700
4 Gandhi Hospital 1.246 2.946
5 Musheerabad 0.641 3.587
6 R.T.C. Cross Roads 1.330 4.917
7 Chikkadpally 0.653 5.570
8 Narayanguda 1.010 6.580
9 Sultan Bazaar 0.779 7.359
10 M.G. Bus Station 0.826 8.185
11 Salarjung Museum 1.390 9.575
12 Charminar 1.540 11.115
13 Shalibanda 0.717 11.832
14 Shamsherganj 0.951 12.783
15 Jangammet 0.926 13.709
16 Falaknuma 0.474 14.183


The official estimated cost of the project stands at INR14132 crore (US$2.2 billion). The Central Government bears 10% of it, while L&T bears the remaining 90% of the cost.[16][24] However, construction work was supposed to commence on 3 March 2011. Since the project has already been delayed by a year, the interest component has accumulated to INR1,825 crores. As a result, the final current cost (as of March 2012) of the project stands at INR15,957 crores.[25]


Rolling stock[edit]

On 12 September 2012, Larsen and Toubro Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (LTMRHL) announced that it has awarded tender for supply of rolling stock to Hyundai Rotem.[26][27] The INR18 billion (US$280 million) tender is for 57 trains consisting of 171 cars which will be delivered in phases at least 9 months before the commencement of each stage.[28][29] On 2 October 2013, LTMRHL unveils its train car for Hyderabad Metro. A model coach which is half the size of the actual coach, is on public display at Necklace Road on the banks of Hussain Sagar in the heart of Hyderabad.[30] The trains will be 3.2m wide and 4m high.[31] There will be 4 doors on each side of each coach.[31]

On 10 April 2014 the first metro train for HMR rolled out of Hyundai Rotem Factory at Changwon in South Korea and is scheduled to reach Hyderabad by third week of May 2014.[32]


The L&T Hyderabad project will have an automated ticketing system with features such as contactless smart card based ticketing, slim automatic gates, payment by cash and credit/debit card, passenger operated ticket vending machine and provision of common ticketing system. It will also have a provision of NFC-based technology to enable usage of mobile phones as fare media and high performance machine to avoid long queues.[33] Samsung Data Systems India, a subsidiary of Korean firm Samsung, has been awarded the automatic fare collection system package for the L&T metro rail project. The package involves design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the system.[33][34]


Otis of United States won the contract to supply and maintain 670 elevators.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/fare-structure-for-hyderabad-metro-notified/article1696928.ece==Fare structure (2014)==

Distance (km) Metro Fare (Indian Rupee symbol.svg)
0 - 2 Rs. 8
2 - 6 Rs. 10
6 - 10 Rs. 12
10 - 14 Rs. 14
14 - 18 Rs. 16
> 18 Rs.19

See also[edit]


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  34. ^ Udgirkar, Trushna. "Hyderabad Metro in ticketing deal with Samsung". mydigitalfc.com. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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