Multi-Modal Transport System (Hyderabad)

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Multi-Modal Transport System
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MMTS sanathnagar.jpg
Overview
Locale India Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Transit type Suburban Rail
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 27
Daily ridership 170,000
Operation
Began operation 9 August 2003
Operator(s) South Central Railway
Technical
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), ( మల్టీ మోడల్ ట్రాన్స్పోర్ట్ సిస్టమ్ 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.

Phase I[edit]

The first phase was completed at a cost of 1.78 billion (US$28 million) and started its operations on 9 August 2003 by Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani & Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The Chief Minister said the inauguration of the MMTS was the realisation of dream of having a mass transit system in Hyderabad. This prestigious project would complement the fast growth of the city in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, health, aviation and tourism. Andhra Pradesh was rated as the best destination in IT-enabled services and business process outsourcing.

It spans a distance of 43 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 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[1] 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
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, 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 (KPHB) colony, Izzat Nagar, Madhapur, JNTU
Hafeezpet HFZ Madhapur, Kondapur, Miyapur
Chanda Nagar cdnr Chandanagar, Madinaguda
Lingampalli LPI BHEL township, HCU, Gachibowli
Sitaphalmandi STPD EFLU, 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, Niloufer Hospital
Khairtabad KQD Banjara hills, Raj Bhavan Road, Panjagutta, Chintal Basti
Necklace Road NLRD Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Panjagutta, M S Makhta
Lalaguda 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.

Within 1 month, South Central railway announced a fare hike of Re.1 on each ticket and 2 paisa per KM, effective 21 January, 2013.

General-class Fares

Distance(km) Rate()
0-10 5
10-35 10

Phase II[edit]

In May 2010, Indian Railways decided to take up the 107-km Phase-II project of the MMTS.[2]

Phase II of the project was approved on 1 March 2012 with a budget allocation of 632.68 crore (US$99 million) to be shared by the state and Indian Railways.[3]

Stage Line Length (km) Cost
Stage I Falaknuma-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 20 85 crore (US$13 million)
Patancheru-Tellapur 9 32 crore (US$5.0 million)
Lingampally-Tellapur 15 42 crore (US$6.6 million)
Secunderabad-Bolaram 14 30 crore (US$4.7 million)
Sanathnagar-Moula Ali 21 170 crore (US$27 million)
Stage II Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi 10 25 crore (US$3.9 million)
Bolarum-Manoharabad 24 74 crore (US$12 million)
Moula Ali-Bibinagar 28 120 crore (US$19 million)

Milestones[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

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