Multi-Modal Transport System (Hyderabad)

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Multi-Modal Transport System
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MMTS sanathnagar.jpg
Overview
Locale Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Transit type Suburban Rail
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 27
Daily ridership 160,000
Operation
Began operation 9 August 2003
Operator(s) South Central Railway
Technical
System length 43 kilometers (27 mi)
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (broad gauge)
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) is a suburban rail system in Hyderabad, India. It is a joint partnership of Government of Telangana and the South Central Railway, and is operated by the latter.

Phase I[edit]

The first phase was completed at a cost of INR1.78 billion (US$29 million) and started its operations on 9 August 2003 by Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani & Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The Chief Minister said the inauguration of the MMTS was the realisation of dream of a having a mass transit system in Hyderabad. This prestigious project would complement the fast growth of the City in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, health, aviation and tourism. Andhra Pradesh was rated as the best destination in IT-enabled services and business process outsourcing. It covers a distance of 43 km, covering 27 stations and connects Secunderabad, Nampally, Dabirpura, Malakpet, Falaknuma, Hitech city and Lingampally. MMTS (white-blue trains) along few other routes like Bolaram (up to Manoharabad), Umdanagar etc. are provided with Emu

MMTS at Necklace road
MMTS Local at Secunderabad
MMTS local at Sitaphalmandi
MMTS local at Begumpet
Hyderabad Commuter Rail Network

Routes and Timetable[edit]

These routes are operational (including local trains) and the number of services in that particular route is mentioned below:

"MMTS" Route Route Name Services
Hyderabad - Lingampalli HL 26
Lingampalli - Hyderabad LH 23
Falaknuma - Lingampalli FL 28
Lingampalli - Falaknuma LF 30
Falaknuma - Hyderabad FH 5
Hyderabad - Falaknuma HF 3
Secunderabad - Falaknuma SF, SU 3, 3
Falaknuma - Secunderabad FS, US 3, 3
Lingampalli - Secunderabad LS 2
"Suburban" Route Route Name Services
Bolaram - Secunderabad BS 6
Secunderabad - Bolaram SB 6
Falaknuma - Umdanagar FU 6
Umdanagar - Falaknuma UF 5
Manoharabad - Secunderabad MBS 6
Secunderabad - Manoharabad SMB 4
Malkajgiri - Bolaram MJB 1
Medchal - Secunderabad MS 6
Secunderabad - Medchal SM 6
Secunderabad - Hyderabad SH 2
Secunderabad - Malkajgiri SMJ 1
Medchal - Kacheguda/Falaknuma 1, 2
Falaknuma - Bhongir/Jangaon 1, 1

Catchment areas[edit]

Station Station Code Nearby Suburbs catered to
Secunderabad Railway Station SC Marredpally, Patny,Karkhana,
James Street JET M.G.Road, Paradise, Rani Gunj, Minister Road, Hussain sagar
Sanjeevaiah Park SJVP Necklace road, Minister road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pattigadda
Begumpet BMT Ameerpet, Greenlands, Somajiguda, Panjagutta, Brahmanwadi
Nature Cure Hospital NCHS Balkampet, Ameerpet, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar
Fateh Nagar FNB Balanagar, Sanathnagar, Yellamma Gudi
Bharat Nagar BTNR Moosapeta, Kukatpally, Nizampet, Sanathnagar
Borabanda BRBD Allapur,Gayatrinagar,Tulasinagar,Mothi Nagar, Rajeev Nagar, Erragadda
Hi-Tec City HTCY Kukatpally Housing Board colony KPHB, Izzat Nagar, Madhapur, JNTU
Hafeezpet HFZ Madhapur, Kondapur, Miyapur
Chanda Nagar cdnr Chandanagar, Madinaguda
Lingampalli LPI BHEL township, HCU, Gachibowli
Sitaphalmandi STPD CIEFL, Tarnaka
Arts College ATC Osmania University, Warasiguda, Adikmet
Jamia Osmania JOO Barkatpura, Ramnagar
Vidyanagar VAR Shanker Mutt, RTC X Roads, Chikkadpally, Shivam Road, Tilaknagar, Amberpet
Kachiguda KCG Barkatpura, Chaderghat, Narayanguda, Koti, Abids
Malakpet MXT Chaderghat, Nalgonda 'X' Roads, Dilsukhnagar, Kothapet, Charminar
Dabirpura DQB Chanchalguda, Saidabad, Printing Press, Purani Haveli, Mir Alam Mandi, Salar Jung Museum
Yakutpura YKA Saidabad, Santosh Nagar, Madannapet, Pisal Banda, Rein Bazar, Edi Bazar, Brahman Vaadi, Bada Bazaar
Uppuguda HPG Lal darwaza, Aliabad, Shalibanda, Darushifa, Jahanuma, Charminar
Falaknuma FM Udden Gadda, Chandrayan Gutta, Barkas
Hyderabad Deccan HYB Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Hyderguda, Abids, Moazzam Jahi Market, Devi Bagh, Criminal Courts,
Lakdi-ka-pul LKPL Saifabad, Red Hills, Public gardens, Masab Tank, Nilofer Hospital
Khairtabad KQD Banjara hills, Raj Bhavan Road, Panjagutta, Chintal Basti
Necklace Road NLRD Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Panjagutta, M S Makhta
Lallaguda LGDH Lallaguda, Malkajgiri, shantinagar, Tukaram Gate
Malkajgiri MJF Malkajgiri, Anandbagh, Hanumanpet, Mirzalguda
Dayanandnagar DYE vaninagar, mallikarjunnagar, RKnagar
Safilguda SFX Safilguda, Vinayaknagar, sainadapuram
Ramakrishnapuram RKO Neredmet
Ammuguda AMQ Sainikpuri
Cavalry Barracks CVB Lothkunta
Alwal ALW old alwal
Bolarum Bazar BOZ Kompally
Bolarum BMO Risala Bazar water tank/ Hakimpet

Train fares updated on 15 Dec 2012[edit]

  • First Class Fare is approximately 12 times of General Fare per single journey.

South Central railway announced fare hike again within 1 month time. Rs.1 on each ticket and 2 paisa/KM.These new fares will come into effect from 21 Jan 2013.

General-class Fares

Distance(km) Rate(INR)
0-10 5
10-35 10

Second phase[edit]

In May 2010, Indian Railways decided to take up the 107-km Phase-II project of the MMTS.[1]

Phase II of the project was approved nn 1 March 2012 with a budget allocation of INR632.68 crore (US$100 million) to be shared by the state and Indian Railways.[2]

Stage Line Length (km) Cost
Stage I Falaknuma-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 20 INR85 crore (US$14 million)
Tellapur-Patancheru 9 INR32 crore (US$5.2 million)
Secunderabad-Bolarum 14 INR30 crore (US$4.9 million)
Sanathnagar-Moula Ali 21 INR170 crore (US$28 million)
Stage II Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi 10 INR25 crore (US$4.1 million)
Bolarum-Medchal 14 INR74 crore (US$12 million)
Moula Ali-Ghatkesar 15 INR120 crore (US$19 million)

Milestones[edit]

On International Women's Day 2012, S Satyavati became the first woman loco pilot of South Central Railway when she independently drove an MMTS train. She piloted 'Matrubhumi Ladies Special Train' from Falaknuma to Lingampally suburban stations.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : MMTS Phase II gets the nod". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Railway infrastructure to be upgraded for MMTS". IBN News. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Woman drives local train in Hyderabad, first for South Central Railways - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 

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