Hyderabad Metro Rail
Metrorail work under Progress on Mettuguda-Nagole Line as of Jan 2013
|Native name||హైదరాబాద్ మెట్రో రైలు మన మెట్రో|
|Owner||Government of Telangana|
|Locale||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||3 (Phase I)|
|Number of stations||64 (Phase I)|
|Chief executive||NVS Reddy, MD|
|Headquarters||Metro Bhawan, Saifabad, Hyderabad|
|Operator(s)||Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL)|
|System length||72.16 km (44.84 mi) (Phase I)
97.10 km (60.34 mi) (Phase II)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||25kV, 50Hz AC overhead catenary|
|Average speed||35 km/h (22 mph)|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is a rapid transit system, currently under construction, for the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. It is in Secant Operational model. It is being implemented entirely on public-private partnership (PPP) basis, with the state government holding a minority equity stake.
- 1 History
- 2 Awards and nominations
- 3 Construction Phases
- 4 Six Stage Construction Schedule
- 5 Phase II
- 6 Current Status
- 7 Lines
- 8 Cost
- 9 Infrastructure
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
To respond to the rising public transport needs and mitigate escalating vehicular traffic in the twin-cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Government and the South Central Railway zone jointly launched the Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) in August 2003. This Rs. 167 crores worth transport system, 50 percent of which was financed by the State Government and the remaining by the Central Government, used the already existing rail lines of the Indian Railways in and around Hyderabad making it a highly cost effective one. However, within months of starting of its operation, it became apparent that it has been met with poor response. The reasons for this dismal response include poor punctuality of trains, lack of dedicated tracks for MMTS services, and absence of feeder bus services limiting the network’s reach.
Though the ridership of the MMTS has increased over the years, the failure in augmentation of the services in line with the increasing ridership has led to its unpopularity among 150,000 passengers who avail the services daily. This notwithstanding, the Union Ministry of Urban Development, in October 2003, gave its nod for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project and directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to conduct a survey on the project. Involving an investment of over Rs.4000 crores, this project was seen necessary in view that the population of Hyderabad was forecasted to reach 13.6 million by the year 2021. According to the initial plan, the metro was to be connected with the already existing MMTS to provide commuters with alternate modes of transport. Simultaneously, the proposals for taking up the construction of MMTS Phase-II were also taken forward. LIKE Delhi, Hyderabad's metro project is ambitious in scope and swift in execution. Following a construction period of just five years, the first phase, comprising three lines totalling 71 km with 66 stations will be completed in 2017. It is also a technical pioneer, bringing CBTC to an Indian city for the first time.
Awards and nominations
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL) has been conferred the SAP ACE Award 2015 in the ‘Strategic HR and Talent Management’ category.
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 Secuderabad 11 km is targeted to be operational by December 2015, in fact is delayed to February 2016. Stage I was stretched to Secunderabad and will be operational on 2 June 2016. The entire 72 km 66-station first phase is due to be completed by December 2017.
- 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||Opening Date|
|Stage 1||Nagole to Secunderabad||9||Line III||15 August 2016|
|Stage 2||Miyapur to S R Nagar||11.9||Line I||July 2, 2017|
|Stage 3||Mettuguda to Begumpet||10||Line III||TBD (To Be Decided)|
|Stage 4||Begumpet to Shilparamam||9.51||Line III||15 August 2017|
|Stage 5||SR Nagar to LB Nagar||17.87||Line I||15 August 2017|
|Stage 6||JBS to Falaknuma||14.79||Line II||5 June 2017|
The Government sanctioned second phase of metro rail extending further 85 km. The proposed routes are as following:
- Miyapur - BHEL - Patancheru 15 km.
- Falaknuma - Shamshabad RGI Airport 12 km.
- LB Nagar - Vanasthalipuram 4 km.
- ECIL - Tarnaka 7 km.
- Nagole - LB Nagar - Falaknuma 15 km.
- JNTU - Shilparamam - Gachibowli 14 km.
- JBS - Alwal 8 km.
- Gachibowli - ToliChowki - Lakdikapul 17 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$1.8 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$720 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 old age heritage markets.
As of July 2015, construction on Line 3 is 90% completed, with the construction of the Nagole depot almost over, laying of overhead traction lines started, and trial runs of the trains started. For Line 1, the construction of pillars is completed except on stretches from Moazzam Jahi Market to Khairatabad, and 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 March 2015 with the entire project scheduled to be completed by July, 2017.
In November 2013, L&T Hyderabad Metro started 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) came from Korea during the third week of May 2014. Stringent trial runs commenced from June 2014 till February 2015.
The trail runs have started on the Miyapur to SR Nagar stretch in October 2015.
Three interchanges are planned at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Terminus, Parade Grounds and Ameerpet.
The line between Lakdi ka pul and Nampally will pass through the original alignment. There was uncertainty about this stretch, whether to pass in front or back of the Assembly.
Phase I routes Under Construction
|Line||First operational||Last extension||Stations||Length (KM)||Terminals||Rolling stock||Track gauge
|Line 1||27||29||Miyapur||L.B Nagar||1435||25 kV OHE|
|Line 2||16||15||Jubilee Bus Station||Falaknuma||1435||25 kV OHE|
|Line 3||23||28||Nagole||Shilparamam||1435||25 kV OHE|
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.
Green Line: 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 3
- At Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station – Connecting Corridors 1 and 2
|17||Gandhi Bhavan(Moazzam Jahi Market)||None||Elevated|
|18||Medical College(Putli Bowli)||None||Elevated|
|19||Imlibun(MG Bus Stand)||बस स्टैंड||Line 2||Elevated|
|20||Malakapet(Nalgonda 'X' Road)||None||Elevated|
|21||New Market(Super Bazaar)||None||Elevated|
Route Length — 26.51 km
Number of Stations (All elevated) — 24
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 No 5|
|6||Tarnaka||18||Jubilee Hills Checkpost|
|9||Parade Ground||21||Durgam Cheruvu|
Blue Line: 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 3
|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 ₹14,132 crore (US$2.1 billion). The Central Government bears 10% of it, while L&T bears the remaining 90% of the cost. However, construction work was supposed to commence on 3 March 2011. Since the project has already been delayed by a year, the interest component has accumulated to ₹1,825 crores. As a result, the final current cost (as of March 2012) of the project stands at ₹15,957 crores.
The 71 km standard-gauge network will feature ballastless track throughout and will be electrified at 25kV ac 50 Hz. An operations control centre and depot are being constructed at Uppal.
At the end of last year L&T Metro Rail awarded Thales a Rs 7.4bn ($US 134m) contract to provide CBTC and integrated telecommunications and supervision systems on all three lines. Thales will supply its SelTrac CBTC technology, and trains will initially run in automatic train operation mode with minimum headways of 90 seconds, although the system will support eventual migration to unattended train operation (UTO).
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$270 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 unveiled its train car for Hyderabad Metro. A model coach which is half the size of the actual coach, was 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.
On 10 April 2014, the first metro train for HMR rolled out of Hyundai Rotem factory at Changwon in South Korea and reached Hyderabad in May 2014. On December 31st 2014, Hyderabad Metro Rail successfully conducted a training run in Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode for the first time between Nagole and Mettuguda.
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 South 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.
|Distance (km)||Metro Fare ()|
|0 - 2||Rs. 8|
|2 - 6||Rs. 10|
|6 - 10||Rs. 12|
|10 - 14||Rs. 14|
|14 - 18||Rs. 16|
Hyderabad metro will have 64 stations in phase I. They will be provided with all kinds of amenities such as escalators and elevators to reach the stations, announcement boards, electronic display systems among others for passengers. Commercial will also be provided on stations. Hyderabad metro stations will also have service roads underneath them to provide last mile connectivity by allowing other public transportation systems use it for dropping/picking passengers right in front of the stations and ensure uninterrupted traffic. Currently the service lane works are currently on at Nagole and Uppal stations.
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