Hyderabad Metro completes construction of pillars for 66-km Metro rail

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Hyderabad: The construction of all the pillars for the 66-km Metro rail has been completed, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) officials said.

The construction for the phase-I of the project began in April 2012, HMRL managing director N V S Reddy said in a press release.

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  • Mr. Reddy claimed that except the 6-km stretch in the old city, all the pillars have been built thereby setting a new world record for the construction by a single company L&T in this manner.
  • He said, the pace of construction was also significant as on an an average one pillar was constructed per day.
  • Depending upon the technical requirement and locational constraints, different shapes have been adopted for the pillars.

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  • Mr. Reddy said, totally, there are 2,599 pillars.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in November 2017 inaugurated the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole out of the 72-km-long elevated Metro rail project.
  • On March 20 this year, the 10-km stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City was inaugurated, covering 56 km out of the 72-km project.
  • After completion and stabilisation, the metro rail is expected to carry 15 lakh passengers per day.
  • The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited is implementing the project across 3 corridors.

About Hyderabad Metro-

Hyderabad Metro Construction

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  • L&T incorporated a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) – L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (“The Company”) to implement the Project on Design, Built, Finance Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
  • The Company signed the Concession Agreement with the then Government of Andhra Pradesh on 4th September, 2010 and completed the financial closure for the Project on 1st March, 2011 in a record period of six months.
  • A consortium of 10 banks led by State Bank of India has sanctioned the entire debt requirement of the project.
  • This is the largest fund tie-up in India for a non-power infrastructure Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.
  • The Hyderabad Metro Rail Network will cover a total distance of around 72 Km across three corridors:
    • Corridor-I : Miyapur to LB Nagar
    • Corridor-II : JBS to Falaknuma
    • Corridor-III : Nagole to Shilparamam

Hyderabad Metro Map

  • The Project will be integrated with existing railway stations, suburban railway network (MMTS) and bus stations to ensure seamless and comfortable travel.

World’s Largest PPP Project-

  • Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is the World’s Largest Public-Private Partnership Project (PPP) in the Metro Sector.
  • The Metro Rail Project, once completed will transform Hyderabad as the preferred city in India; with integrated urban transport planning using inter modal connectivity and convenient skywalks, which will mark the beginning of an era of seamless commuting in India.
  • Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), Traffic Survey Reports, and other related reports were prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the project.

Hyderabad Metro Station

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Project Highlights-

  • Elevated station buildings at approximately every kilometre.
  • Connects major bus stations at Miyapur, MGBS, Koti, Dilsukhnagar, Charminar and Jubilee Bus Station.
  • Integration with existing rail terminals at Secunderabad, Begumpet and Nampally.
  • Link to MMTS services at Bharat Nagar, Begumpet, Khairatabad, Malakpet & Falaknuma.
  • Feeder bus services to stations from different areas of the city is being planned by GoAP.
  • With a frequency of 3 to 5 minutes during peak hours, the system is expected to carry about 17 lakh passengers per day by 2017 and 22 lakh by 2024.


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