Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System

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Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System
MMTS sanathnagar.jpg
LocaleHyderabad, Telangana, India
Transit typeSuburban Rail
Number of lines3
Number of stations29
Daily ridership220,000 (Oct 2019)[1]
Began operation9 August 2003
Operator(s)South Central Railway
System length50 kilometers (31 mi)
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (broad gauge)
Electrification25 kV, AC Overhead catenary

The Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System, also known as MMTS, is a suburban rail system in Hyderabad, India. It is a joint partnership of the Government of Telangana and the South Central Railway, and is operated by the latter. The first phase was opened to the public on 9 August 2003 by then Deputy Prime Minister of India, L. K. Advani.[2] and second phase of MMTS was inaugurated by N. Chandrababu Naidu then chief minister of Andhra pradesh state [3][4]. It has three lines between Falaknuma and Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Secunderabad and Lingampalli and Secunderabad with a total of 44 km of track. In May 2010, Indian Railways decided to take up the 107-km Phase-II project of the MMTS at an estimated cost of Rs. 641 crore. The Railway Board cleared the second phase after the state government agreed to fund two-thirds of the cost. The second phase, which is currently under construction.

Phase I[edit]

The first phase was completed at a cost of 1.78 billion (US$25 million) and started its operations on 9 August 2003 by then Deputy Prime Minister of India, L. K. Advani. it is said that the inauguration of the MMTS was the realisation of dream of having a mass transit system in Hyderabad. This project is expected to complement the fast growth of the city in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, health, aviation and tourism.

It spans a distance of 44 km, covering 27 stations and connects Secunderabad, Nampally, Dabirpura, Malakpet, Falaknuma, Hitech city and Lingampally along few other routes like Bolaram (up to Manoharabad) and Umdanagar.

MMTS Local at Secunderabad
MMTS local at Begumpet
Hyderabad Commuter Rail Network

MMTS Hyderabad Trains and MMTS stations[edit]

  • MMTS trains from Lingampalli to Falaknuma and from Falaknuma to Lingampalli
  • MMTS trains from Lingampalli to Hyderabad and from Hyderabad to Lingampalli
  • MMTS trains from Falaknuma to Hyderabad and from Hyderabad to Falaknuma
  • MMTS trains from Secunderabad to Lingampally and from Secunderabad to Hyderabad
  • MMTS trains from Secunderabad to Falaknuma and from Secunderabad to Falaknuma

Routes and services[edit]

These routes are operational (including local trains) and the number of services in that particular route is mentioned below:[5]

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
Falaknuma–R.C.Puram FR 2
R.C.Puram–Hyderabad RH 1
R.C.Puram–Falaknuma RF 1
Suburban Route Route Name Services
Bolarum–Secunderabad BS 6
Secunderabad–Bolarum 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
Moula Ali–Kacheguda/Falaknuma 1, 2
Falaknuma–Bhongir FB 1, 1
Jangaon–Falaknuma ZN-FM 1
Falaknuma–Jangaon FM-ZN 1

MMTS Stations & Enquiry numbers[edit]

MMTS Hyderabad Enquiry, MMTS Complaints and MMTS suggestions. MMTS Hyderabad Passengers can write down their valuable suggestions and complaints to South Central Railway. Mobile app HYLITES (Hyderabad Live Train Enquiry System) for MMTS station/train enquiries was introduced.

Catchment areas[edit]

Station Station Code Nearby Suburbs catered
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, Banjara Hills, Brahmanwadi
Nature Cure Hospital NCHS Balkampet, Ameerpet, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar
Fateh Nagar FNB Balanagar, Sanathnagar, Yellamma Gudi
Bharat Nagar BTNR Moosapet, Kukatpally, Nizampet, Sanathnagar, Erragadda, Mothinagar, ESI Hospital
Borabanda BRBD Allapur, Gayatrinagar, Tulasinagar, Mothi Nagar, Rajeev Nagar, Erragadda
Hi-Tec City HTCY Kukatpally Housing Board (KPHB) colony, Izzat Nagar, Madhapur, JNTU
Hafeezpet HFZ Madhapur, Kondapur, Miyapur
Chandanagar CDNR Chandanagar, Madinaguda
Lingampalli LPI BHEL township, HCU, Gachibowli
Sitaphalmandi STPD EFLU, Tarnaka
Arts College Railway Station ATC Osmania University, Warasiguda, Adikmet, Manikeswari Nagar
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, Dar-ul-Shifa, Mir Alam Mandi, Salar Jung Museum
Yakutpura YKA Saidabad, Santosh Nagar, Madannapet, Pisal Banda, Rein Bazar, Edi Bazar, Brahman Vaadi, Bada Bazaar
Huppuguda HPG Lal darwaza, Aliabad, Shalibanda, Jahanuma, Charminar
Falaknuma FM Udden Gadda, Chandrayan Gutta, Barkas
Umdanagar UN Shamshabad
Hyderabad Deccan HYB Nampally, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderguda, Abids, Moazzam Jahi Market, Devi Bagh, Criminal Courts
Lakdi-ka-pul LKPL Saifabad, Red Hills, Public gardens, Masab Tank, Niloufer Hospital
Khairtabad KQD Banjara hills, Raj Bhavan Road, Panjagutta, Chintal Basti
Necklace Road NLRD Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Panjagutta
Lalaguda Gate LGDH Lallaguda, Malkajgiri, Shantinagar, Tukaram Gate
Malkajgiri MJF Malkajgiri, Anandbagh, Hanumanpet, Mirjalguda
Dayanandnagar DYE Vaninagar, Mallikarjunnagar, RK Nagar
Safilguda SFX Safilguda, Vinayak Nagar, Sainadapuram
Ramakrishnapuram RKO Neredmet, Kakatiya Nagar
Ammuguda AMQ Sainikpuri
Cavalry Barracks CVB Lothkunta
Alwal ALW Old Alwal
Bolarum Bazar BOZ Kompally
Bolarum BMO Risala Bazar, Hakimpet

Phase II[edit]

Hyderabad Suburban train, Falaknuma - Jangaon
Hyderabad Suburban Train

HMDA planned for future phases for developing and expansion of MMTS to all routes of railways line in Hyderabad in Master Plan 2041[6] In May 2010, Indian Railways decided to take up the 107-km Phase-II project of the MMTS at an estimated cost of Rs. 641 crore. The Railway Board cleared the Phase-II after the state government agreed to fund two-thirds of the cost. It is expected to complete by 2018 and will handle 3 lakh passengers a day. A 6 km stretch from Lingampally to RC Puram and Bolaram to Medchal stretch of 12.5 km is likely to begin in March 2018 and the Moula Ali to Ghatkesar stretch covering 12 km is scheduled to open in July 2018.

Phase II has six segments:

  • Secunderabad - Bolarum - Medchal (28 km)
  • Falaknuma - Umdanagar - Shamshabad Airport (20 km)
  • Secunderabad - Moulali - Ghatkesar (19 km)
  • Moulali - Sanathnagar chord line (21 km)
  • Kacheguda - Sitaphalmandi - Malkajgiri - Moulali chord line (10 km)

New stations under construction:[7]

Future Expansion:

Line Terminal Length
MT 08 Ghatkesar Raigir 33 kilometres (21 mi) 2021
MT 09 Umdanagar Shadnagar 31 kilometres (19 mi) 2021-2031
MT 10 Medchal Topran 34 kilometres (21 mi) 2021-2031
MT 11 Tellapur Ravullapalli 21 kilometres (13 mi) 2021-2031
MT 12 Topran Ramayanpet 21 kilometres (13 mi) 2031-2041
MT 13 Raigir Jangaon 32 kilometres (20 mi) 2031-2041
MT 14 Shadnagar Jedcherla 24 kilometres (15 mi) 2031-2041
MT 15 Ravullapalli vikarabad 24 kilometres (15 mi) 2031-2041
MT 16 Bibinagar Nalgonda 72 kilometres (45 mi) 2041


On International Women's Day 2012, S Satyavati became the first female driver of the South Central Railway when she independently drove an MMTS train. She piloted the 'Matrubhumi Ladies Special Train' from Falaknuma to Lingampally suburban station.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "After Hyderabad Metro, MMTS witnesses heavy rush of passengers". Telangana Today.
  2. ^ Aug 9, TNN |; 2003; Ist, 18:29. "Advani flags off Hyderabad MMTS | CM Chandrababu Naidu | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Nov 1, TNN |; 2001; Ist, 01:41. "2 railway projects to start today | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Bureau, Our Regional (16 February 2004). "Rs 4,500-crore MMTS project report under way". Business Standard India. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  5. ^ "MMTS Route Map". Mmtstraintimings.in. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  6. ^ "MMTS future phase up to 2041".
  7. ^ "MMTS 2nd phase: First stretch likely by Dec 2017". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Woman drives local train in Hyderabad, first for South Central Railways - The Times of India". The Times Of India.

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