The project is estimated to cost Rs 6,250 crore and will be completed by 2026.
The Airport Metro will reduce travel time from the city to the airport by up to 50 per cent.
Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd (HAML) has issued a tender for the Design and Construction of the Hyderabad Airport Express Line.
The Hyderabad Airport Metro is a proposed rapid transit system that will connect the International Airport in Shamshabad with the city of Hyderabad in Telangana.
The line is 31 km long and will have nine stations. The project is estimated to cost Rs 6,250 crore and will be completed by 2026.
HAML is the special purpose vehicle of the government and a joint venture between Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and Telangana State Industrial and Infrastructure Cooperation (TSIIC) will build the semi-high-speed corridor under the second phase of the Hyderabad Metro.
The Airport Metro is expected to be a major boost for the economy of Hyderabad. The airport is already one of the busiest in India and is expected to grow even more in the coming years.
Airport Metro — Rapid Connectivity to International Airport
The airport corridor will connect Mindspace junction near Raidurg Metro station and the city’s international airport located at Shamshabad after traversing along the Outer Ring Road (ORR) of the city.
The Airport Metro will connect the city to the airport and other major areas, such as the IT hub of Hitec City, Madhapur, Gachibowli, Nanakramguda, Narsingi, Kokapet etc.
Estimated to cost Rs 6,250 crore, the project is fully funded by the state government.
The foundation stone for the project was laid by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on 9 December last year.
The Airport Metro will reduce travel time from the city to the airport by up to 50 per cent. The metro is expected to take just 20 minutes to connect the airport to the main city.
Biodiversity junction, Nanakramguda, Narsingi, TS Police Academy, Rajendranagar, Shamshabad, Airport Cargo station and terminal are expected to be a few of the stations.
The project also called ‘Airport Express Metro Corridor’ would essentially be elevated but 2.5 km of the total stretch will be underground.
The Airport Metro will provide a much-needed alternative to the congested road network and will also help to reduce pollution and improve air quality in the city.