Multi-Modal Transport System (Hyderabad)

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Multi-Modal Transport System
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MMTS sanathnagar.jpg
Locale Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Transit type Suburban Rail
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 27
Daily ridership 160,000
Began operation 9 August 2003
Operator(s) South Central Railway
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. MMTS is unusual in providing first class commuter travel.

Phase I[edit]

The first phase was completed at a cost of INR1.78 billion (US$30 million) and started its operations on 9 August 2003. 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, Bowenpally, Kompally, Tirumalgiri, Karkhana, Balanagar
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]

On 1 March 2012, the Union Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the upgradation of railway infrastructure for introduction of Phase II of Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) in the twin cities. The total expenditure for execution of the Phase II works is INR632.68 crore (US$110 million). Two-thirds of this -- INR421.79 crore (US$71 million) will be borne by the state and the remaining will be funded from the gross budgetary support of Indian Railways. The state government already gave approval for the Phase II and agreed to finance 65% of the cost of the project.[2]

Phase II has been divided into two stages. Stage 1 is estimated at INR317 crore (US$53 million). Also, passenger amenities at different stations in the city and more rakes (MMTS coaches) were incorporated in Phase II.

Stage Line Length (km) Cost
Stage I Falaknuma-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 20 INR85 crore (US$14 million)
Tellapur-Patancheru 9 INR32 crore (US$5.4 million)
Secunderabad-Bolarum 14 INR30 crore (US$5.0 million)
Sanathnagar-Moula Ali 21 INR170 crore (US$29 million)
Stage II Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi 10 INR25 crore (US$4.2 million)
Bolarum-Medchal 14 INR74 crore (US$12 million)
Moula Ali-Ghatkesar 15 INR120 crore (US$20 million)

On the Tellapur-Patancheru stretch, restoration of tracks and electrification would be taken up, while on the Secunderabad-Bolarum stretch electrification and remodelling of stations would have to be taken up. On the Sanathnagar-Moula Ali, Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi, Bolaram-Medchal stretches, doubling and electrification would be taken up for MMTS connectivity.

Incidentally the Patancheru-Tellapur stretch(6KM) was used for suburban services till 1995, when they were stopped. Since then the line has been lying unused with encroachments. Now a road over-bridge or an under-bridge has to be constructed over the National Highway near RC Puram to link Patancheru to the main line.[3]

The project is slated for completion during three years of the current Five-Year Plan (2012–17).[4]

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 Nigam 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 6.5 km 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.

Letter of Award
A consortium led by GMR Infrastructure won the three construction packages of Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) Phase II works in Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited issued the Letter of Award to the consortium, the infrastructure major announced on June 16, 2014.

The total contract is valued at about Rs.389 crore, of which GMR's share of work is about Rs.207 crore. The work includes construction of roadbed, bridges, track linking, outdoor signal and telecom (S&T) works, overhead electrification (OHE), traction sub-station (TSS) and general electrical works.

GMR is the lead member of the consortium with TATA Projects and Kalindee Rail Nirman as the partners. The project is scheduled to commence by middle of next month, with a completion period of 30 months.[5]


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.[6]


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