Metro in place, MMTS extension planned to Hyderabad airport dropped

The government has decided to extend Metro connectivity to Shamshabad Airport from Biodiversity Park Raidurg —a 30.7 km stretch.

Published: 11th April 2018 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2018 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

Hyderabad Metro Rail (EPS| R Satish Babu)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The government has decided to extend Metro connectivity to Shamshabad Airport from Biodiversity Park Raidurg —a 30.7 km stretch. As a consequence, plans to provide Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) Phase-II connectivity from Umdanagar to Shamshabad has been dropped as of now by the South Central Railway. SCR General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said the plan is put on hold.  

He also said that the cost enhancement proposal for the extension of MMTS phase-II project up to Raigir station from Ghatkesar was accepted in principle by the State Government. Addressing a press conference on SCR annual performance, VK Yadav announced about first of its kind indigenously manufactured Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) for which two firms have been given trial orders for trial of 600 km. Of this 200 km has been successfully completed by Medha and HBL is yet to take up trials, once this system is introduced it will be the first of its kind in the country. SCR is taking active part in conducting the trials for this ingeniously designed TCAS.

VK Yadav  met Shri MAUD Minister, K T Rama Rao to discuss various rail developmental issues like proposed construction of Road over Bridges (RoBs), Road under Bridges (RuBs) in twin cities developing of terminal stations in synchronisation  with the Master plan of HMDA. He said that 62 new RUBs and ROBs are being taken up in the State for which railways is bearing 50 percent of the cost.

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