• Hyderabad Metro is a rapid transit system, currently under construction, for the city of Hyderabad, India. Hyderabad Metro Rail project has been selected as one of the top 100 strategic global infrastructure projects to be showcased at the forthcoming Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum being held in New York during February–March, 2013.It is being implemented entirely on PPP mode, with the state government holding a minority equity stake• The Phase I of the project includes 3 lines covering a distance of around 71 km. The metro rail stretches between Nagole and Mettuguda (8 km) and between Miyapur and S. R. Nagar (12 km) are targeted to be operational by December 2014.
CONSTRUCTION OF METRO RAIL INUPPAL Construction Of Slabs
• Re-bidding and construction stage• Soil testing in progress on Line-3 of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR)• In the July-2010 rebidding process, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder for the 121.32 billion (US$2.21 billion) project. L&T came forward to take up the work for about 14.58 billion (US$265.36 million) as viability gap funding as against the sanctioned 48.53 billion (US$883.25 million).• As of August 2011 end, the soil investigation on all the corridors have been completed. Bhoomi Poojan for the project was conducted on 26 April 2012 to kick off the construction phase of the project[and L&T, the concessionaire started the pillar erection on the same day for Stage-I between Nagole and Mettuguda and on 6 June 2012 for Stage-II between Miyapur and S. R. Nagar.The work for Corridor 2 has been delayed due to traders in Koti andSultan Bazar demanding realignment of the route to safeguard traders and age old heritage markets.• The construction of the entire 71.16 km has been split into 6 stages with the first stage scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014 with the entire project scheduled to be completed by July, 2017.• Cost• The official estimated cost of the project stands at 141.32 billion (US$2.57 billion). The Central Government bears 10% of it, while L&T bears the remaining 90% of the cost.However, construction work was supposed to commence on 3 March 2011. Since the project has already been delayed by a year, the interest component has accumulated to 18.25 billion. As a result, the final current cost (as of March 2012) of the project stands at 159.57 billion.
• METRO STATION AT UPPAL• The first metro rail station in the city will come up at Uppal. The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) officials have finalised the location and launched the works to complete its construction by the end of 2013. Each station, 140 m by 20 m in size and designed to accommodate six-coach trains, would cost around Rs400 million.In the first phase, there will be eight metro stations between Nagole and Mettuguda, and in all, 66 stations along the 72-kilometre metro rail project in three corridors. There will be three joint stations at Ameerpet (corridors I & III), Parade Grounds (corridors II & III) and at MGBS (corridors I & II). Unlike Delhi and Bengaluru metros, the HMR stations will be completely eco-friendly. They will have natural ventilation and no air-conditioning, and will use solar power. The other unique feature will be that stations will be of “spine and wing format” resembling a bird and 70 per cent of it will be pre-fabricated. This is to avoid inconvenience to road traffic during the construction period. The stations are being designed in four categories, 30 m (100 feet), 36 m (120 feet), 45 m (150 feet) and 60 m (200 feet) to avoid additional land acquisition for their construction. “The metro rail stations will be built as ‘cantilever stations’, perched on only one pillar at the centre, with no side pillars, unlike in Delhi and Bengaluru metros. It’s the first time in the country that cantilever elevated stations are being built, a rare engineering feat by L&T’s structural engineers. The stations will give the look of a global city to Hyderabad,” said N.V.S. Reddy, managing director, HMR. The stations will be divided into two levels, “concourse” and “platform”. Passengers’ entry and exit facilities with staircases, escalators and lifts will begin at concourse level which will be at a height of 8 m (26 feet).
• METRO LINE TO BYPASS SECUNDERABAD RAILWAY STATION• Metro rail line to bypass Secunderabad railway station, The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) viaduct line will not only be avoiding the Secunderabad railway station’s skyline but will also be built far higher than originally envisaged when crossing the railway tracks. Metro line across the three corridors will have eight railway track crossings of which four are near the railway station — Alugaddabhavi, Chilkalguda, Oliphant Bridge and Bhoiguda. Other railway crossings are at Bharatnagar, Lakdikapul, Malakpet and Begumpet. With the railway station slated for a major revamp, the metro rail authorities have been forced to take a slight detour of corridor two line - Jubilee Bus Station to Falaknuma. Instead of flying directly on the station, the line will now take a curve into the old Gandhi Hospital land and will be built over the Bhoiguda road under bridge. “The railway authorities wanted us to avoid taking the viaduct over the station because of the expansion plans where provision for double-decker trains movement is being made. Since the underground option is ruled out, we have jointly discussed various options before deciding to take the line across the Bhoiguda side through the old Gandhi hospital land,” explains HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy. The distance will increase by 300 metres but in the overall scheme of things during the construction stage, there are bound to be small changes, he insists. Another metro line of Corridor three — Nagole to Raidurg, will be crossing the Oliphant Bridge and will be about a kilometre away from Corridor Two line. Overhead metro stations will be coming up on the old hospital land (Corridor Two) and near Hotel Ramakrishna (Corridor Three). Metro line viaducts will be built at a height of eight metres to 22 metres when crossing railway tracks as the elevated stations will have concourse at 5.5 metres height and platforms at 11–12 metres height,
Fare structure (2014)Distance (km) Metro Fare ()• 0-2 8• 2-6 10• 6-10 12• 10-14 14• 14-18 16• 12-15 17• >18 19
• WORK ON SCHEDULE: “The project is on schedule and all out efforts are being made to complete all the 72-km routes by 2017. Geo-technical investigations are also going on at a very fast pace,” he declared. While the current pace was okay, he made it clear that the works accelerator has to be pressed and the output increased if the “tight timelines” have to be met. The firm has been handed over about 239 acres of the 269 and studies were initiated to ascertain the kind of real estate development various regions of the city can “absorb”. The CEO said properties will be developed in phases following the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) mode. Real estate development will be in the form of retail space, malls and multiplexes. “The city is growing radically and has a good potential. We have done conceptual designs for three to four land sites. We have taken environmental clearances and will be soon applying for municipal clearances,” he explained. Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy hastened to add that the first priority was to build infrastructure for running the elevated metro while the real estate component was only a means to cross-subsidise the project.He also clarified that no religious structure or heritage monument was getting affected for the project. A few of them were either being ‘bypassed’ or shifted with mutual consent wherever road-widening was being taken up to facilitate easy traffic flow during the construction stage. Mr. Reddy also vowed that the works will begin at Sultan Bazar only after accommodating the affected parties.
• Viaduct:• Stage 1: (Nagole to Mettuguda) Concreting completed for 256 foundations and 206 piers. Spans Erected: 23. Barricading work is in progress.• Stage 2: (Miyapur to S R Nagar) Concreting completed for 209 foundations and 165 piers. Barricading work is in progress.• Stage 3: (Mettuguda to Begumpet) Concreting completed for 2 foundations and 2 piers. Barricading work is in progress.• Stage 4: (Begumpet to Shilparamam) Confirmatory boreholes and trial pits are in progress.• Stage 5: (S R Nagar to L B Nagar) Concreting completed for 103 foundations and 65 piers. Barricading work is in progress•
• Stations:• Stage 1: Station Pier-Concourse Level - 23 Piers.• Stage 2, 3, 4 & 5: Confirmatory boreholes and trial pits are in progress.• Casting Yard:• 1831 viaduct segments have been cast.• Depots:• Uppal Depot: Bhoomi Pooja performed on 26th April 2012.• Excavation, back filling, workshop building in progress.• Sand filling, back filling and metal filling works, prefab wall works for QA/QC lab, evacuation and backfilling for labour colony.• Miyapur Depot: Bhoomi Pooja performed on 20th July 2012.• Construction of Project office and labour colony are in progress.• Excavation and backfilling to begin.