Hyderabad Metro Rail Project

Year:2017

Duration:77 months

Cost:14,132 Crores

Country: Hyderabad, India

People

Adding a new rail network to improve traffic congestion

Comprising three high-density corridors, Metro Rail Network will cover a total distance of around 72 km comprising ultra-modern station buildings. This prominent and the largest Metro Project in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) will have three elevated corridors interlacing the city of Hyderabad having metro stations en-route in a distance of 1 km approximately.

Such hi-tech and environment-friendly stations would be equipped with escalators, lifts and staircase for the convenience of the passengers. The Metro Rail Network will pass through the principal roads of Hyderabad which connect major bus hubs, residential and commercial spots.

The metro would be connected to currently running MMTS services at Bharatnagar, Begumpet, Malakpet and Falaknuma along with cardinal train terminals at Secunderabad, Nampally and Begumpet. The bus depots that would be interlinked include Miyapur, MGBS, Koti, Dilshuknagar, Charminar and Jubilee Bus Station.

Parking facilities would be developed and the circulation areas along the corridor on the land parcels provided by the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), in addition to Transit Oriented. Automatic ticket vending machines will also be introduced to reduce waiting time in queues and at the counters. Essential facilities at stations - toilets, public address and information system and telephones.

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Project achievements and benefits

Once complete, the Project is poised to boost economic growth and attract investments, jobs and talent. Hyderabad, especially with its strategic geographical location, multilingual and cosmopolitan culture has tremendous growth potential. The city becomes an attractive destination for corporates, entrepreneurs, academicians and homemakers alike

The rapid growth of the city, rising income levels and lack of a good public transportation system are resulting in phenomenal increase in private vehicles, causing frequent traffic jams and high pollution levels in the city. Presently there are over five million vehicles on the road and about 0.5 million vehicles are added each year. The existing public transport system in the city is served only by buses owned by the State Road Transport Corporation.

Hyderabad Metro will effectively address traffic congestion and has been designed to ensure the daily commute of city residents is speedy and comfortable. While reduction of journey time would be the main aspect of Hyderabad Metro Rail, the project is also designed to address pollution issues by having eco-friendly features.

Hyderabad Metro Rail project also focuses on people, incorporating ease and convenience for commuters along with appealing aesthetics. Metro stations are being connected to main rail stations, local MMTS train stations, bus depots and bus stops seamlessly. The ticket pricing will be affordable too.

Project elements

Several advanced technologies and practices are being adopted in the construction of Hyderabad Metro. 85% of the Metro works are converted into precast mode using the concept of Pre-cast Pre-stressed Technology. The precast for the Metro viaduct and stations are made in India’s largest urban precast yards (72-acre plot at Uppal and 62-acre plot at Qutubullapur). Then the precast is transported to the site and erected on site using erection tackles called Launching Girders (LGs).

The road traffic was at its peak during the day ime so the transportation of these segments was carried out only at night. The LGs are designed to consider the sharp curves across the city. An under slung LGs were also introduced to take care of the erection of station viaduct construction activity and the construction of 8 railway over bridges (ROBs) crossing across the project.

Another interesting aspect in this project is the elevated Metro station design using a standardised 20x135 meters box with precast elements inspired by “spine and wings” concept. The whole station sits on the central piers (pillars) as a cantilever structure without the support of any pillars on the sides. This is a unique design avoids ‘tunnel look’ of an elevated station and allows plenty of ventilation for the road below. Further, this precast mode has eliminated the need for temporary closure and the blocking of the road for erecting support staging during construction. In turn, it has also sped up the station construction.

The civil construction of viaduct and station is followed by laying of track, overhead line traction and power supply arrangements. The relevant materials are transported and lifted at designated points on the completed Viaduct and then pulled over to the specified locations.

All the major materials are imported from Europe and South Korea. As far as power supply is concerned, 4 receiving substations at Uppal, Miyapur, Yosufguda and MGBS; 64 auxiliary substations at station location; and 500 km cabling works were constructed on the viaducts. Together with the state-of-art systems and technologies, the advanced braking system is being used that will enable 35% power generation, not only to feedback the rolling stock for utilisation in the system but also for further reduce carbon footprint thus making Hyderabad an eco-friendly city.

Fascinating facts

Established two numbers of India’s largest precast yards.

Recorded highest productivity (in India) in the erection of box girder superstructure (15 spans / LG month)

Saved 502 million litres of water by application of curing compound

People who made it happen

  • L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited.

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