Tenders for Yadadri MMTS to be called in April

Hyderabad, January 24: The survey is on for extending second phase of MMTS to Yadadri and the tenders for the project will be called in April.

South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav today said the work on the project will begin in October-November.

It was in last year’s railway budget that the Centre had given the green signal to extend the MMTS up to Yadadri at an estimated cost of Rs 330 crore.

This followed a request from Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who is taking personal interest in development of Yadadri as a major temple-tourist destination.

While the MMTS Phase-II is under implementation from Secunderabad-Moulali- Ghatkesar (21 km), it will be extended from by 32 km from Ghatkesar to Yadadri by laying a third line with attendant electrification, signalling works and new en route MMTS stations at Ghatkesar, Bhongir, Pagidi-palli, Bibinagar and Raigir (Yadadri).

Out of the project cost of Rs 330 crore, Rs 220 crore will be borne by the Telangana government and one-third will be borne by the Railways. The project cost includes procurement of new MMTS coaches as well.

SCR General Manager today inspected the MMTS phase II works. He said Tellapur-Ramchandrapuram line will be completed in December this year.  A new terminal will be built at Cherlapally at a cost of Rs.80 crore.

Yadav said the second phase work will be completed next year. He said there were problems in extending MMTS line  up to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad. The railway officials will hold talks with civil aviation authorities.

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