Hyderabad Metro Expansion: HAML Floats Tenders To Prepare Project Reports For 12 Corridors Covering 278 Km


The tender is for eight extension corridors and four corridors along the Outer Ring Road (ORR).

Tenders have been invited by Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail (HAML) to select consultants for the preparation of Preliminary Project Reports (PPRs) and Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the newly approved Phase-III metro rail expansion corridors by the Telangana government.

N.V.S. Reddy, the managing director of HAML, has stated that a total of 12 corridors, covering a distance of 278 km (including eight extension corridors and four corridors along the ORR – Outer Ring Road), have been divided into four packages. Each successful consultancy firm will be awarded no more than two packages.

The deadline for tender submission is 28 August, and the selection of consultancy agencies will be made early next month. The selected consultants will be required to submit PPRs within two months, conduct traffic surveys, forecast travel demand, estimate ridership, assess socio-environmental impacts, analyse alternatives, and suggest suitable modes of public transport in the PPRs.

According to Reddy, the RFP (request for proposal) documents have been posted on the website. The technical proposals will be opened on 28 August, and the shortlisted firms will be announced on 30 August, reports The Hindu.

The financial proposals will also be opened on the same day, and the contracts will be awarded on 9 September. The signing of the proposals is scheduled to take place on 15 September, as mentioned in a press release.

Following this, the consultants will prepare DPRs within three months, providing details on metro rail civil structures, station and depot planning, multi-modal integration, electric power supply, signalling and train communication, train operation plans, coaches, cost estimates, fare structure, and financial analysis.

The Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, has instructed reputable consultancy firms to conduct PPR/DPRs for the transportation needs of Hyderabad for the next 40-50 years.

To ensure a coordinated approach, other departments such as GHMC, HMDA, R&B, and related departments will be involved under the guidance of the Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, K.T. Rama Rao.

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Four Packages

According to the tenders issued by HAML, the first package includes proposed metro corridors such as BHEL, Patancheru, ORR, and Isnapur spanning 13 km. It also covers L.B. Nagar, Hayatnagar, and Pedda Amberpet for 13 km, as well as ORR, Patacheru interchange at NH-65, Kokapet, and Narsingi interchange for 22 km.

Package II consists of Shamshabad junction metro station, Kothur, and Shadnagar spanning 28 km. It also includes Shamshabad airport metro station, Tukkuguda, Maheshwaram crossroads, and Pharma City for 26 km. Additionally, the package covers ORR Interchange at Shamshabad NH 44, Tukkuguda, Bongulur, and Pedda Amberpet interchange NH65 for 40 km.

Package III will cover Uppal crossroads, ORR, Ghatkesar, and Bibinagar for 25 km. It also includes Tarnaka crossroads and ECIL crossroads for 8 km. Furthermore, the package encompasses ORR Pedda Amberpet interchange NH 65, Ghatkesar, Shamirpet, and Medchal interchange NH44 for 45 km.

Package IV consists of a double elevated flyover/metro spanning 17 km from JBS metro rail station to Tumukunta, a double elevated flyover/metro spanning 12 km from Paradise crossroads to Kandlakoya, and an ORR Medchal interchange NH 44, Dundigal, Patancheru interchange NH65 spanning 29 km.