South Central Railway to Construct a New Yadadri Station Building for MMTS Extension

The new station will be on the eastern side as part of the MMTS extension, while the existing station on the western side will also undergo upgradation under the 'Amrit Bharat' station scheme.

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HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): The South Central Railway (SCR) has planned to construct a brand new station building at Yadadri for the upcoming ₹430 crore 33-km MMTS suburban train extension from Ghatkesar. The new station will be on the eastern side as part of the MMTS extension, while the existing station on the western side will also undergo upgradation under the ‘Amrit Bharat‘ station scheme.

Following an inspection with his senior officials, SCR General Manager Arun Kumar Jain announced on Thursday that contracts for the existing station’s redevelopment has been awarded. The works to be undertaken include the construction of cover-over platforms, facade development and building improvements, among other things.

In 2016-17, the MMTS Phase-II extension from Ghatkesar to Yadadri was approved with an estimated cost of ₹330 crores. The project aims to add an extra 33 km line between Ghatkesar and Yadadri (Raigir) in addition to the existing two lines. Additionally, the project includes building new infrastructure at the stations and yards at Ghatkesar, Bhongir, Bibinagar, and Yadadri.

Originally planned as a joint venture with the Telangana government, the work is now being executed by the Railway Board itself without government assistance, with a revised cost estimate. The officials believe that building the new station closer to the Yadadri temple will be more convenient for pilgrims, eliminating the need for road travel.

According to Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, the completion of both works will significantly enhance the train connectivity for pilgrims visiting the important temple town.

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