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

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 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 Ltd.

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

Financial viability study

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 the financial viability of the metro phase-II. They felt that the phase-II will be far more challenging than the first.

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 the second phase.

Alternative routes

As part of preparation of DPR for phase-II, DMRC has been mandated the task of taking 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 with Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment studies, geo-technical investigation along the identified corridors and technology selection for electrical, signalling system, coaches and track and estimation of costs.

Published on January 26, 2018

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