Multi-Modal Transport System (Hyderabad)
|Multi-Modal Transport System|
|Locale||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Transit type||Suburban Rail|
|Number of lines||3|
|Number of stations||27|
|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 Andhra Pradesh and the South Central Railway, and is operated by the latter. MMTS is unusual in providing first class commuter travel.
The first phase was completed at a cost of 1.78 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
Routes and Timetable
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|
Train fares updated on 15 Dec 2012
- 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.
In May 2010, Indian Railways decided to take up the 107-km Phase-II project of the MMTS.
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 632.68 crore (US$110 million). Two-thirds of this -- 421.79 crore (US$70 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.
Phase II has been divided into two stages. Stage 1 is estimated at 317 crore (US$53 million). Also, passenger amenities at different stations in the city and more rakes (MMTS coaches) were incorporated in Phase II.
|Stage I||Falaknuma-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport||20||85 crore (US$14 million)|
|Tellapur-Patancheru||9||32 crore (US$5.3 million)|
|Secunderabad-Bolarum||14||30 crore (US$5.0 million)|
|Sanathnagar-Moula Ali||21||170 crore (US$28 million)|
|Stage II||Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi||10||25 crore (US$4.2 million)|
|Bolarum-Medchal||14||74 crore (US$12 million)|
|Moula Ali-Ghatkesar||15||120 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.
The project is slated for completion during three years of the current Five-Year Plan (2012–17).
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.
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.
- "Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : MMTS Phase II gets the nod". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- "Central nod for Phase-II of multi-modal transport system". The Times Of India. 2 March 2012.