Nov 15 2016 | Q&A


Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is the World's Largest Public-Private Partnership Project (PPP) in the Metro Sector. The metro corridor would cover a total distance of 71.16 km across three corridors: 1) From Miyapur to LB Nagar (28.87 km) 2) From JBS to Falaknuma (14.78 km) 3) From Nagole to Shilparamam (27.51 km). On completion this project is likely to transform Hyderabad city as the preferred destination in India. Seamless integration is planned with existing railway stations, suburban railway network (MMTS) and bus stations to ensure seamless and comfortable travel. The project cost as per the financial closure is Rs 14,132 crore*

L&T incorporated a Special Purpose Vehicle - L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd (LTMRHL) to implement the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) on design, built, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis. LTMRHL will also develop 18.5 million sq ft of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and is expected to trigger robust economic activity in and around the city of Hyderabad and will generate substantial employment. The project is progressing well and the company is optimistic about the timely completion.

S  N  Subrahmanyan,  Deputy  Managing  Director  &  President,  L&T  & Non-Executive Chairman, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd stated, “The project is moving on the right track and L&T is committed to the project. Whole hearted  support  & cooperation  from the  Government  of  Telangana  under  the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, is fully there. City obstructions that crop up are being tracked and addressed at regular intervals at the highest level, to make sure that the momentum is not lost and the project is completed.”
Metro Rail Project status as of 6th October, 2016 is detailed below:

CMRS has completed the inspection and issued the certification for stretches between Nagole to Mettuguda & S R Nagar to Miyapur.

Viaduct: Foundations: 59.05 Km; Piers: 56.61 Km; Span Erection: 47.66 Km & Track Work: 35.70 Km.
Stations: 17 stations are completed in Stage 1 (Nagole to Mettuguda) & Stage 2 (S R Nagar to Miyapur), and work at 3 Interchange Stations (Ameerpet, MGBS & Parade Grounds) and other 30 Stations are in progress.
Rolling Stock: All the 57 trains have arrived at the depots.
ROB: Bharath Nagar Rail Over Bridge (ROB) is completed and work on the remaining 7 ROBs is in progress.
Overall 67% of the total work is completed till 30th Sept 2016, which by all standards is a speedy execution.
Working in crowded & difficult stretches like Sultan Bazaar area, is on brisk pace inspite of rains and festive season.

Current Opportunity:
Expression of Interest is currently invited for Integrated Multi Level Parking (MLP) and Skywalks as part of Hyderabad Metro rail project. Two Metro Stations are coming up at Nampally – near the Nampally Railway Station and Gandhi Bhavan. These area is quite congested and lack organised parking spaces and shaded pathways for the pedestrians. In order to address this problem and future congestion, the project concessionaire intends to develop an Integrated Multi Level Parking (MLP) and Skywalks. A plot of about 0.5 acre has been identified and allocated for the purpose of the MLP. The Skywalks will be constructed, in general, below the viaduct in the central median, wherever piers are present, circumventing the piers and following the IRC guidelines.