Hyderabad Metro Rail
|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|
|Headquarters||Metro Bhawan, Saifabad, Hyderabad|
|Operation will start||March 2015|
|Operator(s)||Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL)|
|System length||72.16 km (44.84 mi) (Phase I)
97 km (60 mi) (Phase II)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||25kV, 50Hz AC overhead catenary|
|Average speed||34 km/h (21 mph)|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR; Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ మెట్రో రైలు) is a 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.
- 1 Awards and nominations
- 2 Construction Phases
- 3 Phase I
- 4 Six Stage Construction Schedule
- 5 Phase II
- 6 Current Status
- 7 Lines
- 8 Cost
- 9 Infrastructure
- 10 Fare structure (2014)
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Awards and nominations
The HMR project is considered to be the world’s largest project under public-private partnership, with investments of over Rs 17,000 Crore.
The construction work will be undertaken in two phases. There are six stages of completion in Phase I.
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,
- Miyapur – L B Nagar - 29.87 km
- Nagole - Shilparamam - 26.51 km
- JBS – Falaknuma - 14.78 km
Six Stage Construction Schedule
|Stage||Target Section||Distance (in km)||Line||Expected Completion date|
|Stage 1||Nagole to Mettuguda||8||Line III||21 March 2015|
|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||14.78||Line II||5 June 2017|
The Indian government is thinking for Phase II which is expected to start construction in 2015. It includes around 80 kilometers. Recently Government has sanctioned second phase of metro rail extending further 85 km.The proposed routes are as following:
- Miyapur - BHEL - Patanchervu 15 km.
- Faluknama - Shamshabad Airport 12 km.
- LB Nagar - Vanasthalipuram 4 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).
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$2.0 billion) project. L&T came forward to take up the work for about 14.58 billion (US$240 million) as viability gap funding as against the sanctioned 48.53 billion (US$790 million).
Bhoomi Puja(shankusthapana) for the project was conducted on 26 April 2012  the concessionaire started the pillar erection on the same day for Stage-I and on 6 June 2012 for Stage-II. 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 March 2014 end The Construction on line 3 is 75% completed with laying of tracks started,the construction of Nagole depot almost over, overhead traction lines laying started and on line -1 Construction of pillars maximum completed except at stretches mozam-zahi market to khirathabad. also 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 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 21 March 2015.
Three interchanges are planned at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminus, Parade Grounds and Ameerpet.
|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
|4||Kukatpally||17||Gandhi Bhavan(Moazzam Jahi Market)|
|5||Moosapet||18||Medical College(Putli Bowli)|
|6||Bharatnagar||19||Imlibun(MG Bus Stand)|
|8||ESI Hospital||21||New Market(Super Bazaar)|
|12||Erra Manzil||25||Victoria Memorial(Kothapet)|
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||15||Madhura Nagar|
|5||Habsiguda||17||Jubilee Hills Road|
|6||Tarnaka||18||Jubilee Hills Checkpost|
|9||Parade Ground||21||Durgam Cheruvu|
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|
The official estimated cost of the project stands at 14132 crore (US$2.3 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 1,825 crores. As a result, the final current cost (as of March 2012) of the project stands at 15,957 crores.
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$290 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 trains will be 3.2m wide and 4m high. There will be 4 doors on each side of each coach.
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.
Otis of United States won the contract to supply and maintain 670 elevators.
Fare structure (2014)
|Distance (km)||Metro Fare ()|
|0 - 5||9.00|
|5 - 6||10.00|
|6 - 10||12.00|
|10 - 14||14.00|
|12 - 15||16.00|
|15 - 18||17.00|
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- "Hyundai Rotem cars to run on metro tracks". The Times Of India. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
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