The Hyderabad metropolitan area spreads across 1905 sq km
accommodating 1.2 cr population, the major mode of transportation is two
wheelers, cars and public transport(buses and auto) and with rising rising
fatal road accidents, the need for environmental friendly and faster mode of
transportation remains to be the need of the hour.
Though transportation systems across the globe operate
differently yet the common goal of easing traffic remains the same. One such
mega means of transportation that caters to large number of commuters is Metro
systems. No metro project in the world as hit the break even and are not self
sustainable for the fact that users paying capacity is at nadir, the
governments takes up the onus of constructing the mass transportation system.
The significant step towards transporting urban commuters
to work places and to other parts of the city, taken by government of Telengana
with very less equity stake in the form of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) being implemented on
PPP basis wherein L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited is responsible for construction,
operation and maintenance of this Project.
Inorder to build a rhobust & self sustainable
transportation system that mitigates escalating vehicular traffic in hyderabad
and secunderabad and serves as a sumptuous dish to demanding transportation
needs, the Union ministry of urban development directed Delhi Metro Rail
Corporation to conduct a primary survey to have a metro rail system in
hyderabad in october 2003. With over 4000cr investements, the 1st phase
comprises 71.16km with 3 lanes and 66 stations is finished in 6 stages and in
november 2017, the commissioner of railway safety granded safety approval for
the 3 corridors (12 km stretch from Miyapur to SR Nagar, 10 km stretch from SR Nagar to
Mettuguda and 8 km stretch from Nagole to Mettuguda).
transportation demand, trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and trip
assignment were considered as parameters. The modal split between public, private and
IPT transport are 45:45:10 with introduction of Metro, the modal split in favor
of public transport is assumed to be 65% by the year 2011 and 70% by 2021.
Which means The MRTS system would carry 18.11 lakh passengers per day in the
After Maytas failed to achieve financial closure as per
the schedule by march 2009, the government of AP cancelled the contract and
called in for fresh bids, in which L&T grabbed the project for 121 bn.
A Model Concession Agreement (MCA) was
provided by the planning commission of India for adoption by the State
Government. It is based on the Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO)
approach that translates to concessionaire bearing the responsibility for
detailed design and engineering.
71.16 km long Metro project was estimated at ?14,132 crores in which The
Central Government decided to bear 10% of it, while L&T was to bear the
remaining 90% of the cost. In a dramatic turn of events, the cost of the
project was revised upwards to ?15,957 cr in march 2012 and that has been
further revised to ?18,800 crore.( Nov2017)