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Old May 5th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #41
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Can someone verify this?

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It also added that all the three routes of the 66-km project would be given "as a single package" to only one developer and he will have to build the system within five years and can run it for 30 years.
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Clearer map from the Hindu-epaper...The epaper always has better/clearer maps than its online counterpart.

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Clearer map from the Hindu-epaper...The epaper always has better/clearer maps than its online counterpart.
At one point of time, Govt was contemplating about offering the three routes to three different builders. That has led to some critical questions about compatibility of technology (of three diff builders), sharing of revenues and one another's resources etc. So, they have decided to go with one builder.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #43
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Metro rail line route inspected

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Hyderabad, May 11: A team of senior officials led by Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development S.P. Singh inspected the proposed Hyderabad Metro Rail line one route from Miyapur to L.B. Nagar here on Thursday.

The team also consisting of HMR Managing Director designate N.V.S. Reddy, GHMC Additional Commissioner (Planning & Projects) K. Dhananjaya Reddy, Ranga Reddy in-charge Collector V. Sheshadri, Hyderabad Joint Collector Mukhteswara Rao and others had a look at the designated Government lands for metro depots, workshops and stations.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #44
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Metro rail will come to you every two minutes

Tariff fixed in equivalence to air-conditioned bus fare



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HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Metro Rail is being designed to have a service every two minutes with fare structure ranging between Rs. 8 to Rs. 19 per trip with average fare of Rs. 12 depending on the distance travelled when the project is on course.

HMR's MD designate N.V.S. Reddy told press persons that the tariff has been fixed in equivalence to the fare charged by an air-conditioned bus.

There will be a revision of fares once in every two years to 50 per cent of the inflation variation at that time.


Ambitious project

Pre-qualified consortia have been informed that proven technology will only be accepted with no preferences indicated.

Viability gap funding with real estate development is the key to make the project workable.

Jean Philippe Berger of the French technical consultant Span-Semaly, assisting the Government in technical and financial bids, who was also present, asserted that the project was a "very challenging and ambitious considering the scale of work and impact on the city's economy".

It was no easy task since the Government and local municipal body have to deal with social cost of property acquisition, blockades, traffic movement disruptions during the construction phase, he pointed out.

Mr. Berger, who oversaw metro rail construction in several cities in the world including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Europe and others, said it was essential that a "climate of confidence" be created along with prospective ridership and right of way.

Absolute need

He has no doubt whatsoever that metro rail was an "absolute need" for Hyderabad considering the growing economy leading to high demand for commuting.


"Alternative is more cars on the roads causing traffic chaos and global warming," he explained.

"Any city of more than five million population should go for metro for mass public transport and make the cities liveable," he said.
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Apparently now the Hindu e-paper can only be viewed if you pay. So,we would now have to do with low quality images from their site.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #45
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IndiansUnite: thanks for that piece. i'm waiting for the govt to select the final consortium...
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Old May 15th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #46
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Metro Rail project takes off
15 May, 2007 l 0328 hrs ISTlTIMES NEWS NETWORK
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HYDERABAD: To give a right of way for the Metro Rail project, the Khairatabad-Lakdi-ka-Pul road is being widened by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). As many as 20 major properties will get affected due to this road-widening exercise as the road is being widened to 100 ft from the existing 60-70 ft.

Though the road-widening exercise started in 2002, it got delayed as some of the property owners went to court. After a gap of five years, the corporation has now restarted the works as the Metro Rail's L B Nagar-Miyapur corridor will pass through this stretch, and the corridor road should be at least 100 ft wide...

Hotel Dwaraka, a landmark for the past few decades, would lose around 790 square yards. Also, the edifice itself is likely to get affected...

The officials said major bottlenecks near Dwaraka hotel junction, Lucky restaurant, Sant Nirankari point and Shadan Educational Institutions would be cleared once the road-widening exercise is completed.

Apart from these junctions, to create a smooth flow of traffic at Lakdi-ka-Pul crossroads towards Masab Tank, the road is being expanded to 100 ft up to Hotel Ayodhya chowrasta... the corporation wants to construct another bridge parallel to the existing Lakdi-ka-Pul bridge to handle the heavy flow of traffic...
Given the heavy weight political patronage of the hotel management, this is a victory for GHMC.

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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #47
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work is moving at fast pace....another feather in the authorities's cap....this is great news!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #48
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Its great to see that all big cities in India are finally getting their act together and building metro systems. Hyderabad metro would be one special with 66kms being built in 5 years.

@Babji and others - Do watch out for Hyd's Metro website. It should be launched anytime now [Probably within a month or so.]

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IndiansUnite: thanks for that piece. i'm waiting for the govt to select the final consortium...
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Old May 17th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #49
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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/05/17/s...1715820400.htm
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Metro project: special purpose vehicle comes into existence
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR, the special purpose vehicle formed by the Government to supervise the project implementation, has formally come into existence with the Registrar of Companies issuing the certificate of incorporation.

... Principal Secretary of Municipal Admin and Urban Dev Dept S.P. Singh took charge as the Chairman
N.V.S. Reddy as the Managing Director looking into the day-to-day affairs of HMR on Wednesday.

One-stop shop: At a press conference, Mr. Reddy said HMR would be the one-stop shop for getting all Government permissions for the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) developer including helping in the shifting of utilities and providing a smooth path for the construction. Shortlisted consortia will have to submit their final technical bids by July 13, which in turn will be vetted by the HMR technical consultants - Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and owner's consultant of Span-Semaly for an objective selection. Those qualifying in technical bids will be issued with financial bid documents by August-end for submitting financial bids by September-end and selection of BOT developer will be done by October first week.

Pre-bid meeting with the consortia will be held on May 21 for clarifications on bid documents. Consultations were on with the Planning Commissioner and other departments for finalising the `Concession Agreement'. Such an agreement would indicate the commitments of HMR and BOT developer as also indicating measures to be taken in case of unforeseen political and natural upheavals...
"Consultations were on with the Planning Commissioner ... " - this may be the reason, the selection has been moved from Jun to Oct 2007!
Did you know? ... Many Japanese and Russian firms have shown a strong interest in Hyd Metro project recently. Since the short listing of consortium companies has already been done, these new firms are now trying to partner with the short listed consortium companies...
what to expect: Lesser Viability Gap Funding and better technology with tonnes of investments

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Old May 17th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #50
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Metro project: special purpose vehicle comes into existence
Great news Babji!

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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:37 PM   #51
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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/05/17/s...1715820400.htm

"Consultations were on with the Planning Commissioner ... " - this may be the reason, the selection has been moved from Jun to Oct 2007!
Did you know? ... Many Japanese and Russian firms have shown a strong interest in Hyd Metro project recently. Since the short listing of consortium companies has already been done, these new firms are now trying to partner with the short listed consortium companies...
what to expect: Lesser Viability Gap Funding and better technology with tonnes of investments
Things are moving well which is good news for Hyderabad.

I have noticed the road on the punjagutta --Ameerpet stretch being widened to mk way for the construction of part 1 ( Miyapur-Punjagutta) of Line 1
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Old May 21st, 2007, 09:26 PM   #52
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Rel Energy, Essar Cons, GVK to bid for Hyderabad's metro

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Reliance Energy, Essar Constructions and GVK are among five companies bidding for the Rs 8,500 crore Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, reports CNBC-TV18.

It is one of India's largest urban infrastructure projects and the Andhra Pradesh government has shortlisted five international consortia to bid for it.

Covering 67 kilometres and over three routes, this project is bigger than the Delhi Metro and has a timeframe of 35 years.


The Andhra Pradesh government will hold 11% stake in this public-private partnership and the bidding is for the balance 89%. And 18% of the capital will be raised via equity, 42% through debt, and the balance will be subsidised by the Government of India.

NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail, said, “We will not give this project any operational subsidy but a one-time capital subsidy. As per our financial model, 40% of the cost will be given as viability funding by the Government of India.”

But making the shortlist is just the first step. The companies will make a technical bid in July and those passing, will be required to make the financial bid in September. The project will be awarded to the consortium with least viability gap in October and is expected to be functional five years from then.
I knew about Reliance,but not about the other ones..
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:54 AM   #53
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Thanks for that big smile @Indiansunite. You made my day. here is a list of all the five big players ...
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GoI approval obtained in March 2007, The bid documents will be issued to the five pre-qualified consortia:
1. Essar Constructions, SREI (Kolkata), Singapore MRT, SEC and STE of Singapore;
2. Magna Allmore (Malaysia), Siemens (Germany), Emirates Trading Agency (Dubai) and Nagarjuna Constructions;
3. Reliance Energy and Bombardier (Canada);
4. GVK, Gammon, Alstom (France) and IDFC; and
5. Navabharat, Maytas, ItalThai (Thailand) and IL&FS.
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Hyderabad, May 21: The five short-listed international consortia of companies have sought more time to submit technical and financial bids for the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. The government had asked the consortia to submit their technical bids by July 31, 2007, but the companies wanted more time to study the project. However, the government is not willing to extend the deadline since it feels that it would delay the project.

Those companies which will be qualified in the technical bid process will have to submit their financial bids by September. Senior executives of the various companies asked officials to relax rules in the pre-bid conference held here on Monday to clarify the doubts of the consortia...

Representatives of the companies were satisfied with other aspects including land acquisition, land lease agreement, commercial viability, concession periods and bus connectivity, but sought more time.
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Eenadu’s wall demolished to widen road
Hyderabad, May 21: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has begun demolishing the compound wall of the newspaper office of the Eenadu group... to make it a 100-feet road... The corporation on Tuesday will acquire three other properties on the Khairatabad-Punjagutta route where also traffic was getting jammed.

The GHMC has decided to extend the Ameerpet-Yerragadda road after acquiring 90 properties. "We hope to take possession of around 50 properties by the month-end," said Mr K. Dhanunjaya Reddy, GHMC additional commissioner (planning and projects). The corporation has identified 278 properties on the Musheerabad-Narayanaguda road which will be developed as a 150 feet road.

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perhaps, we could see some renderings of Hyd Metro trains only in October.
In the mean time, some pics of metro trains of some of the short listed consortia:
Singapore MRTS, Singapore (Technology by Siemens)

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:30 AM   #56
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Bombardier (Ankara, Turkey Metro System)

Bombardier @ Shenzhen, China

Bombardier Advanced Rail Transit (Kualalampur)

Bombardier is one of the major players - (also present at NYC - MTA and Metro Toronto)
ps: could not obtain pictures of uniform size ...

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I like the Bombardier coaches in Shenzhen and Kualalampur...the most impressive of the above. Singapore coaches come next...
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Old May 27th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #60
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Govt all set to take over 1,700 properties for metro rail

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As many as 1,700 properties will be acquired for metro rail (Mass Rapid Transit System) corridors in the city. To complete the land acquisition process without any delay, a special land acquisition officer of the special deputy collector rank will be deputed.
These properties are to be acquired for the ‘right of way’ which is a minimum 100 ft road width for metro rail project on two routes—L B Nagar to Miyapur and JBS-Secunderabad to Falaknuma and 150 ft on Habsiguda to Shilparamam route.
Of the total 3,000 properties, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has already acquired about 1,300 properties on various stretches. Some of them have already been taken over for road widening and others are in the final stages where the owners have given their consent.
The land will be acquired from the property owners either by giving additional Floor Space Index (FSI) or giving compensation at market value of the land available with the registration department in the last three years.
Chief secretary J Harinarayan, who is heading the high-power committee on the metro rail, held a meeting with officials on land acquisition on Saturday. He reportedly directed to make right of way for metro rail by the time the bidder is selected. The developer for the metro rail will be finalised by the first week of October, 2007 after technical and financial bids are over. The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, which is the agency to execute the work, held a meeting with pre qualified bidders a week ago.
On three routes, more number of properties will get affected in Secunderabad to Falaknuma, especially from Musheerabad to Charminar where about 550 properties will be affected. Road development plans for making the road 100 ft wide from Musheerabad to Narayanguda have already been prepared by the corporation.
“On the 27-km-long L B Nagar to Miyapur route, we have right of way for about 20 km and need to acquire land for a length of seven km,’’ GHMC additional commissioner K Dhananjaya Reddy said.
On the route, more number of properties are likely to get affected on the stretch from Jambagh to M J Market where nearly 120 properties are to be acquired. From MJ Market to Nampally, about 40 properties need to be acquired. On the Punjagutta to Erragadda stretch, nearly 30 properties have been acquired and another 90 are still to be acquired.
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