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Old June 24th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hyderabad MMTS & Railway Discussions

Multi Modal Transit System (MMTS) is a commuter rail service in the city of Hyderabad, India.

Phase - I - 43 km [Operational]
  • Secunderabad - Hyderabad - Lingampally (28 km)
  • Secunderabad - Falaknuma (15 km)

36 stations

Began operation on 9 August 2003.

Phase - II - 138 km[Planned]
  • Falaknuma to Shamshabad Airport (20 km)
  • Secunderabad - Medchal - Manoharbad (41 km)
  • Secunderabad - Ghatkesar - Bhongir (46 km)
  • Maula Ali –Sanatnagar (21 km)
  • Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandu-Kachiguda (10 km)

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Old June 24th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Bid to expedite MMTS Phase-II

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The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, today directed officials to expedite the Rs 614 crore Multi-Mode Transit System (MMTS) Phase II that seeks to link three more dense corridors.

The State Government also hinted that it would bear two-third cost of the project with the rest to be borne by the Centre and the Railways. The second phase covers Secunderabad-Medchal, Falaknuma-Shamshabad and Secunderabad-Ghatkesar sections.

Discussions on MMTS phase II was taken up during a review meeting of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), in the Secretariat.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Wonder why MMTS didn't have a thread earlier .. Its a reasonably old project. Their EMU's have a MUCH better paint job than ours (Chennai) .. considering that both are built by the great ICF

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Hmm .. MMTS does have a thread batty. SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Infrastructure and Mobility > Subways and Urban Transport > Hyderabad MMTS, India .. Last post was in 2008

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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Exactly, the paint job is much better than any other EMUs in the country.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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X posting from Hyderabad projects update thread..

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Date:24/06/2009 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2009/06/24/s...2457380900.htm
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YSR accords top priority to MMTS-II clearance

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HYDERABAD: To ease the alarming traffic congestion in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits, Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy has directed the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department on Tuesday to actively pursue MMTS Phase II project with the Centre and Railways.

The Chief Minister gave this direction while reviewing with senior officials issues related to traffic, drinking water, drainage, storm water drains and flyovers in the GHMC area.

Briefing media persons, Minister for Municipal Administration Anam Ramnarayan Reddy said that the Chief Minister wanted officials to accord top priority to clearance of Rs.614-crore MMTS-II.
Three routes

The 65 km project would cover three routes from Secunderabad to Medchal, Falaknuma-Shamshabad and Secunderabad-Ghatkesar. While the State government would bear two-thirds of the cost, Centre and Railways would share the rest.

The GHMC had already widened several roads at a cost of Rs.416 crore for smooth flow of traffic.
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The Chief Minister directed GHMC officials to expedite submission of the master plan for core city area to ensure its holistic development.
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June 24th, 2009
Hyderabad

June 23: The state government has revived the almost forgotten second phase of MMTS apparently in view of delay
in grounding the Metro Rail.

The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, on Tuesday, directed officials to pursue with the Centre the Rs 614-crore project which will cover 67 km on three routes which are not included in the first phase. The MMTS-2 will run on Secunderabad-Medchal (28 km), Falaknuma-Shamshabad (20 km), and Secunderabad-Ghatkesar (19 km). Briefing mediapersons on the proposal, Mr Anam Ramnarayan Reddy, municipal administration and urban development minister, said the state government had agreed to fund two-thirds of the cost of the project, and the remaining should be borne by the railways.

Though the funding ratio for the first phase was 50:50, the state government increased its share of funding as the Railways developed cold feet over the proposal.
The minister, however, sought to maintain that the decision to pursue the MMTS-2 had nothing to do with Metro Rail.

“They are two different projects,” he said adding that no decision had been taken on Metro Rail, whose builder, Maytas Infra, is in trouble.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Hmm .. atleast they're going ahead with expansion. Unlike our (Chennai) wonderful MRTS

65 km costs only 614 crores?? Is it all going to be on land?
And why are we the only 2 posting here ..
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #7
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Must be fully on the grade!!

LOL... Others not interested in transportation or wat?
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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http://mmts.co.in/ Are the timings as given in the site .. I mean, are the services really so few n far apart .. Some1 from Hyd should clarify

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Old June 24th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #9
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There is no significant new infrastructure to be built. It will use existing tracks. Some stations would be upgraded, a couple of new stations built and rolling stock acquired. Hence the low cost. But then its usefulness is also limited since it shares tracks with long-distance and goods trains and hence can only support a relatively low frequency of service.
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Hmm .. Are there only 2 tracks for both Normal passnger trains and the MMTS trains?
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Old June 24th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #11
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with the metro nowhere in sight , this had become near necessary
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Old June 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #12
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with the metro nowhere in sight , this had become near necessary

it would take decades before hyd gets a efficient local train system like Mumbai,Kolkata and Chennai which got their own suburban rail system 50 ,60 years back
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Old June 30th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #13
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Ready for MMTS phase II

SCR seeks government’s commitment to pick up two-thirds cost

Proposed route will provide a rail link to Shamshabad
Two more sections to be added to existing four in second phase


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HYDERABAD: The Railways is ready to take up second phase of Multi Mode Transit Service (MMTS), at least a part of it, in the current financial year itself if the government is ready to fund two-thirds the cost.

Significantly, the proposed route will provide a rail link to Shamshabad.

The Chief Engineer (Construction) of South Central Railway, Vinod Bampal, in a recent communication to the government had sought immediate response to the proposal to take up doubling of track from Falaknuma and Umdanagar of 13.5 km as well as a new rail link from Umdanagar to Shamshabad of 6.5 km.

SCR had sent the project estimated to cost about Rs. 100.9 crore and involving construction and electrification of track as part of the preliminary works. In return, the Railway Board (RB) wished to know if the government was really serious about cost sharing as assured before.

The CE wanted immediate confirmation so that the proposal can be sent to RB for inclusion in the forthcoming budget to be presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in a few days time. He further stated that the balance work on Falaknuma-Umdanagar-Shamshabad section and other routes forming MMTS phase two will be taken up with RB.

If SCR is seeking the government’s commitment to pick up two-thirds cost once again, it is due to sizeable cost escalation, at least from railways point of view. After Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy wrote to Ms. Banerjee earlier this month seeking approvals for the project and formation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV), there was a detailed discussion at RB.

SCR and MMTS officials also participated in the meeting held last week where it was agreed that two more sections should be added to existing four to make phase two complete.

These are Maula Ali –Sanatnagar (21 km) and Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandu-Kachiguda (10 km) in addition to the Secunderabad-Medchal-Manoharabad (41 km), Secunderabad-Ghatkesar-Bhongir (46 km), Falaknuma-Shamshabad (20 km) and Lingampally-Patancheru (eight km).

The Maula Ali-Sanatnagar and Maulali-Kachiguda sections need to be double line electrified to bypass for decongesting Secunderabad railway station.

Tentative cost for all these works has been estimated to be about Rs. 896 crore as the last estimate was made four years ago.

RB had advised SCR to finalise the total cost and obtain government’s confirmation on cost sharing in a month’s time before forwarding the proposals for sanction in the supplementary budget proposals.
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ok then... the contribution from the state went from 1/3 to 1/2 t0 2/3 now?? and still they r going to take a decade or two to complete the project!!!
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Uh .. They didn't exactly say it was going to take a decade right? Atleast the Govt is (seemingly) serious abt the expansion after the Metro debacle ..
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ok then... the contribution from the state went from 1/3 to 1/2 t0 2/3 now?? and still they r going to take a decade or two to complete the project!!!
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Uh .. They didn't exactly say it was going to take a decade right? Atleast the Govt is (seemingly) serious abt the expansion after the Metro debacle ..
BEWARE of whom ur talking abt!? The Indian Railways!! They are the most punctual ppl in India!
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Yeah, but still its nice to see the State Govt on SCr's back n vice-versa .. Makes a nice change compared to our home city's (Chennai) first mass transit project
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its a big mistake... mmts in any city is a big mistake... cities should build their own metros and not depend on indian railways... they will risk losing their independence if they depend on the central govt... future upgrades will also be difficult since it will require coordination..
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MMTS is in addition to Hyderabad Metro. Not as an alternative! Thats wat YSR says! :P
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Presently the Hyd metro is in coma stage. Hence the expediting of MMTS-II.
Of course, we can only hope that they won't leave it half-way when the metro project finally gets going ..
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