HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Warangal Metro Neo Project is gaining pace as the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Metro Neo proposed for Warangal city has been submitted to the State Government for approval, as per the KUDA (Kakatiya Urban Development Authority) Chairman Marri Yadava Reddy.
The State Government has also forwarded the project estimate to the Union Government which is yet to release the funds for the same. The project total cost is estimated to be INR 1,020 Crores.
KUDA has appointed the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) to conduct a feasibility study to prepare a DPR for the Warangal Metro Neo Project. Subsequently, the Maha Metro prepared a DPR for the project and submitted it to the KUDA.
The Warangal Metro Neo will consist of 15.5 km long corridor out of which 8.4 km will be an elevated portion while 7.1 km will be at ground level. The project will have 21 stations with 12 at elevated level and 9 at ground level.
The metro neo line will run from Kazipet to Warangal Bus Station via the District Police Office (DPO) junction. It will have advanced signalling and telecommunications systems and will be equipped with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system.
The project will consist of electric bus coaches of length 25 meters running on rubber wheels with each train to have maximum capacity of carrying 250 commuters at a time. The coaches will draw power from an overhead electrical (OHE) system.
Metro Neo is a Mass Rapid Transit System that aims to provide safe, comfortable, reliable and energy efficient transportation services to the commuters. It has cost advantage as well as lighter and smaller in comparison to regular metro systems and is particularly suited for Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities.