DMRC to take up DPR, feasibility studies for Hyderabad Metro phase II

| Updated on: Jan 26, 2018

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been entrusted the task of preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and various studies, including environment impact assessment for the proposed Phase II expansion of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited.

This follows a recent directive of the State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to initiate the process of expansion of phase II of the metro rail, according to a statement from HMRL.

A team from DMRC headed by SD Sharma, Director DMRC, along with NVS Reddy, Managing Director of HMRL, and engineering teams inspected various alternative potential corridors and discussed about the financial viability of the Metro Phase II. They felt that the Phase II would be far more challenging than Phase I.

Discussions were held on ways to enhance revenues with innovative ideas and cost reduction.

DMRC has been mandated to suggest ways to close in on the gaps in Phase I and integration with Metro routes and existing rail and bus systems and Airport connectivity.

Among other things, the availability of Government and open lands was also factored in while locating stations and depots for Phase II.

As a part of preparation of DPR for Phase II, DMRC has been mandated the task take up transportation surveys, preparation of alternative routes, integration with Metro Phase I and existing rail network, Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) and bus services.

It was also entrusted the task of taking up Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment studies, geo-technical investigation along the identified corridors and technology selection for electrical, signaling system, coaches and track and estimation of costs.

With the 30 km of elevated metro stretch of the 72 km already functional from November 2017, efforts are on to complete the phase I of the project across three corridors by the year end with phased commissioning of completed stretches.

Recently the State delegation headed by KT Rama Rao, Minister for Industries and IT, toured Japan and Korea to explore potential technology partnership and funding options for metro expansion.

Published on January 26, 2018

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