Hyderabad Metro | For improved connectivity, metro corridors to crisscross

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Hyderabad: Telangana government has already started identifying corridors for Phase II Hyderabad Metro project with work on metro corridor Phase I nearing completion. It is expected that the work is will be wrapped by March 2019. The focus in Phase II metro corridor will be offer connectivity to airport from all corners of the city.

The work on Phase I will be completed expect the stretch in old city area. For Phase II the length of the corridor is yet to be finalised, but officials informed that they will share the details once plan is chalked out.

As per initial details, top priority will be given to have excellent connectivity to airport in the Phase II plan. The stretch identified is from Raidurg ((Biodiversity Park) to Shamshabad and Falaknuma to airport.

Chief secretary Shailendra Kumar Joshi shared that there is a difference between Metro Phase I and Phase II projects. While Hyderabad Metro Phase I was done under private public partnership as per PPP model, Phase II will be completely done by state government.

Joshi also stated that metro rail service work on Phase I corridor starting from MGBS to Falaknuma will be completed by state government. Joshi added that the ground work for the said metro line is done as it will be undertaken for old city corridor.

For Phase II efforts are made to mobile funds in order to save time, ensuring work is carried out as per the timeline.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was asked to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for metro phase II. Given the fact that preparing DPR is an ardent task as it takes time to prepare the entire report, the municipal administration requested for a Preliminary Project Report (PPR). DMRC has already submitted the PPR to the state government.

As per the PPR submitted by DMRC, they have suggested to construct 30km corridor from Biodiversity Park to Shamshabad. Additionly a 26km stretch from BHEL to Lakdikapul and five km from Nagole to L B Nagar.

As per the PPR submitted by DMRC, they have suggested to construct 30km corridor from Biodiversity Park to Shamshabad. Additionly a 26km stretch from BHEL to Lakdikapul and five km from Nagole to L B Nagar.

The estimated cost for the project is around 10,000 crores and government has already started mobilising funds. They have approached funding agencies like Japan Cooperation Agency. It is expected that 60% investment will come from funding agencies.

State government is keen to speed up work on Phase II as it will help is reducing traffic problems in several areas.

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