Hyderabad Metro Rail
|Hyderabad Metro Rail|
|Locale||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||3 (Phase I)|
|Number of stations||66 (Phase I)|
|Chief executive||NVS Reddy, MD|
|Headquarters||Metro Bhawan, Saifabad, Hyderabad|
|Operation will start||March 2015|
|Operator(s)||Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL)|
|System length||71.16 kilometres (44.22 mi) (Phase I)|
|Track gauge||Standard gauge|
|Electrification||25kV,50Hz AC overhead catenary|
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) (Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ మెట్రో రైలు) is a fully automated rapid transit system, currently under construction, for the city of Hyderabad, India. It is being implemented entirely on PPP mode, with the state government holding a minority equity stake.
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. In September 2012, the Indian government has approved Phase II which is expected to start construction in 2013. It includes around 80 kilometers.
HMR project has been selected as one of the top 100 strategic global infrastructure projects to be showcased at the forthcoming Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum being held in New York during February–March, 2013.
The HMR project is considered to be the world’s largest project under public-private partnership, with investments of over Rs 17,000 Crore.
- 1 History
- 2 Lines
- 3 Cost
- 4 Six Stage Construction Schedule
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Fare structure (2014)
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The total length of the first-phase after final revision is 71 km.
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 121.32 billion (US$1.9 billion) project. L&T came forward to take up the work for about 14.58 billion (US$220 million) as viability gap funding as against the sanctioned 48.53 billion (US$740 million).
Bhoomi Puja for the project was conducted on 26 April 2012 to kick off the construction phase of the project and L&T, the concessionaire started the pillar erection on the same day for Stage-I between Nagole and Mettuguda and on 6 June 2012 for Stage-II between Miyapur and S. R. Nagar. 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.
As of August 2013 end The Construction on line 3 is 50% completed and on line -1 Construction of pillars Kicked-off 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 June 2014 with the entire project scheduled to be completed by July, 2017.
In November 2013,L&T Hyderabad Metro begins laying of rails on the metro viaduct between Nagole and Mettuguda, a stretch of 8 km. Hyderabad Metro Rail will provide disabled-friendly system.
The first train of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) will be coming from Korea during the third week of May 2014. Stringent trial runs will commence 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 March 21, 2015.
|Hyderabad Metro Phase I
Green Line: Miyapur — LB Nagar [29.87 km]
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.
Line 1 (red): Miyapur – L B Nagar
Route Length — 29.87 kilometers
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 26
Link to other Corridors
- At Ameerpet – Connecting Corridors 1 and 2
- At Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station – Connecting Corridors 1 and 3
|19||MG Bus Stand|
Line 3 (blue): Nagole - Shilparamam
Route Length — 26.51 km
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 23
Link to other Corridors
- At Ameerpet – Connecting Corridors 3 and 1
- At Parade Grounds – Connecting Corridors 3 and 2
|3||Survey Of India|
|17||Jubilee Hills Road|
|18||Jubilee Hills Checkpost|
Line 2 (green): JBS – Falaknuma
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|
|6||R.T.C. Cross Roads||1.330||4.917|
|10||M.G. Bus Station||0.826||8.185|
HMR to begin rail crossover work The metro line viaduct will be built across the existing six railway lines and also another couple of lines proposed for future expansion Work on the first land railway line crossover by the elevated metro project will begin at Bharatnagar on the second stage of construction schedule between Miyapur-S.R.Nagar, which forms part of Corridor One - Miyapur-L.B.Nagar - in the next few days. Senior officials and engineers of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) and the concessionaire L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) have been going through the minute details of the landscape and the construction elements required for the technical feat of the crossing over on the right side of the Sanathnagar flyover (from Erragadda). Work will be done in such a manner that the metro line viaduct will be built across the existing six railway lines and also another couple of lines proposed for future expansion without any piers in between, said HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy. One of three spans planned at the site will be 213 ft long (65 metres) to cross over all the existing and proposed railway lines on the ground. The lengthiest span crossing over the railway lines will be at Oliphant Bridge - 272 ft (83 metres) followed by the one to be built at Bhoiguda - 220 ft (67 metres). Other 213 ft viaduct spans will be constructed at Begumpet and Chilkalguda. At Bharatnagar, the other two spans will be of 128 ft long each (39 metres). The angled pier to shift the viaduct direction will be built about 500 metres from the start of the flyover on both sides, said M. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, General Manager, HMR. It also means the metro line will be moving at a slightly higher level in parallel to the flyover. Eight crossings The next stage of the railway crossover will be at Alugaddabavi, Mettuguda. The metro rail will be crossing over the traditional railway lines at eight crossings including old Gandhi Hospital, Lakdikapul and Malakpet. It will also be crossing over flyovers at Greenlands, Hi-Tec City, Punjagutta, Nalgonda crossroads and Narayanguda crossroads while it will be built alongside the flyovers of Tarnaka, Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, CTO, Airport, Begumpet and Khairatabad. At three metro rail stations, one corridor will be built over the other like at Ameerpet corridor one will be over corridor three, MGBS corridor two will be over corridor one and Parade Grounds corridor two will be over corridor three, added HMR MD.
The official estimated cost of the project stands at 141.32 billion (US$2.2 billion). The Central Government bears 10% of it, while L&T bears the remaining 90% of the cost. 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 18.25 billion. As a result, the final current cost (as of March 2012) of the project stands at 159.57 billion.
Hyderabad Metro Rail gets Rs. 1,458 crore Viability Gap Funding – the Hindu 08may13
A government-appointed committee headed by Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) Secretary Arvind Mayaram on Monday approved viability gap funding (VGF) of Rs. 1,458 crore for development of Hyderabad Metro Rail. “The Empowered Committee headed by the DEA Secretary has accorded final approval for viability gap funding of Rs. 1,458 crore (12.35 per cent of total project cost of Rs. 11,814 crore) under the VFG scheme to the project from government of Andhra Pradesh for development of Hyderabad Metro Rail on DBFOT (toll) basis,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement. VGF is typically provided in competitively bid projects. Under VGF, the Central government meets up to 20 per cent of capital cost of a project being implemented in public private partnership (PPP) mode by a Central Ministry, State government, statutory entity or a local body. The State government, sponsoring ministry or the project authority can pitch in with another 20 per cent of the project cost to make the projects even more attractive for the investors. — PTI FUNDING AFTER A YEAR Hyderabad Special Correspondent adds: The viability gap funding by the Centre will start flowing after the concessionaire L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) will spend its equity share of Rs.2,768 crore of the total project cost of Rs.12,132 crore. HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy informed that the funds will be released in proportion to the debt servicing by the concessionaire and most likely it will take up to a year’s time. He had attended the empowered high committee of officials drawn from the Finance Ministry, Planning Commission and Urban Development, at New Delhi, on Monday as the A.P. Government representative where the final clearance was given. Mr. Reddy pointed out that the Centre had assured the VGF or 20 per cent of the project cost when the project was appraised to be taken up in the public, private partnership (PPP) mode itself and the three central agencies had noted the precise documentation done for the work.
Rail link to airport missing in MMTS phase-II tenders –
The proposed rail link from the Umdanagar station to the International airport at Shamshabad is missing from the pre-qualification tenders floated by the Rail Vikas Nigaml Limited (RVNL) for taking up the much-awaited phase two of the Multi-Modal Transit System (MMTS) last week. RVNL has recently completed the survey of the works to be taken up across the five routes where the railway lines will have to be doubled, electrified, equipped with modern signalling system, build stations alongside, offices, foot over bridges and also take up construction of bridges. The State government has already committed to pick up two-thirds of the total cost of the project estimated to be more than Rs.600 crore. The SCR had earlier proposed to lay a new line from Umdanagar station on the Falaknuma route to the airport by doubling the track and electrification. Estimated cost The six and half kilometre distance between the airport and the station was estimated to cost about Rs.30 crore two years ago but the GMR group, running the airport, is keen on a swank metro rail link route rather than an on-ground traditional rail, senior officials explained. This section has been left out in the tender documents put up by RVNL. It has sought bidders for taking up rail works on different sections dividing them into three packages: Quadrupling of track for the sections between Ghatkesar-Moula Ali and patch doubling between Moula Ali - Seethaphalmandi (package–I). Doubling between Sanathnagar- Moula Ali, restoration of track between Telapur –Ramachandrapuram (package- II) and doubling between Medchal- Bolarum & Falaknuma - Umdanagar (package- III). Bidding process A pre-bid conference has been called at the RVNL’s head office in New Delhi on April 23 and the final bids are to be opened on May 22. If the bids are processed as per schedule, the works will be grounded in the month of June, senior officials said. Thirty months and 180 days is the period given to the winning bidder for the project to execute the work as per the tender details released.
Six Stage Construction Schedule
|Stage||Target Section||Distance (in km)||Line||Expected Completion date|
|Stage1||Nagole to Mettuguda||8||Line III||March 2015|
|Stage2||Miyapur to SR Nagar||11||Line I||August 15, 2015|
|Stage3||Mettuguda to Begumpet||10||Line III||November 14, 2015|
|Stage4||Begumpet to Shilparamam||9.51||Line III||August 15, 2016|
|Stage5||SR Nagar to LB Nagar||17.87||Line I||August 15, 2016|
|Stage6||JBS to Falaknuma||14.78||Line II||January 1, 2017|
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. The 18 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. 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.
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. 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.
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Fare structure (2014)
|Distance (km)||Metro Fare ()|
|0 - 3||08.00|
|2 - 6||10.00|
|6 - 10||12.00|
|10 - 14||14.00|
|12 - 15||16.00|
|15 - 18||17.00|
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