HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Consulting firms Aarvee Associates and Systra have won the tender to create the detailed project report (DPR) for phase 3 of Hyderabad’s Metro network expansion. They are tasked with submitting preliminary project reports (PPRs) within two months, conducting traffic surveys, travel demand forecasts, ridership estimates, and analyzing alternative transport options. The subsequent step involves preparing DPRs in three months, detailing the Metro rail alignment, viaducts, stations, depots, and more for the 278-kilometer project, estimated to cost 10.69 crore.
Several agencies submitted bids for evaluation by the Hyderabad Airport Metro Limited (HAML). After a thorough evaluation by the HAML tender committee, Aarvee Associates emerged with the highest technical score and the lowest financial bids across all four packages. Consequently, Aarvee Associates was awarded two packages, while the other two were granted to the next best firm, Systra, which matched the lowest financial bid.
Here are the details of the packages for which DPRs are to be prepared:
Package I (Systra, ₹2.55 crore): This package includes Metro lines from BHEL – Isnapur (13 km), L.B. Nagar – Pedda Amberpet (13 km), and ORR Patancheruvu Junction – ORR Narsingi Junction (22 km). In total, it spans 48 km.
Package II (Aarvee, ₹3.05 crore): Package II involves Metro lines from Shamshabad Junction Metro Station to Shadnagar (28 km), Shamshabad Airport Station to Kandukur Pharma City (26 km), and ORR Shamshabad Junction to ORR Pedda Amberpet Junction (40 km), covering a total distance of 94 km.
Package III (Aarvee, ₹2.53 crore): This package includes Metro lines from Uppal X Road to Bibinagar (25 km), Tarnaka X Road to ECIL X Road (8 km), and ORR Pedda Amberpet Junction to ORR Medchal Junction (45 km), totaling 78 km.
Package IV (Systra, ₹2.56 crore): Package IV entails double elevated flyovers/metro lines from JBS Metro Rail Station to Tumkunta (17 km), double elevated flyovers/metro lines from Paradise X Road to Kandlakoya (12 km), and ORR Medchal Junction to ORR Patancheruvu Junction (29 km). This package covers a total distance of 58 km.
The selected agencies have been instructed to commence field surveys promptly.