Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System
|Locale||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Transit type||Suburban Rail|
|Number of lines||3|
|Number of stations||29|
|Daily ridership||220,000 (Oct 2019)|
|Began operation||9 August 2003|
|Operator(s)||South Central Railway|
|System length||50 kilometers (31 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (broad gauge)|
|Electrification||25 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. and second phase of MMTS was inaugurated by N. Chandrababu Naidu then chief minister of Andhra pradesh state . 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.
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 Hyderabad Trains and MMTS stations
- 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
These routes are operational (including local trains) and the number of services in that particular route is mentioned below:
|MMTS Route||Route Name||Services|
|Secunderabad–Falaknuma||SF, SU||3, 3|
|Falaknuma–Secunderabad||FS, US||3, 3|
|Suburban Route||Route Name||Services|
|Moula Ali–Kacheguda/Falaknuma||1, 2|
MMTS Stations & Enquiry numbers
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.
HMDA planned for future phases for developing and expansion of MMTS to all routes of railways line in Hyderabad in Master Plan 2041 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:
|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.
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