Hyderabad transport systems

Hyderabad is the most populated city in India with than 8 million inhabitants.
It’s a crazy city with more than 3 millions vehicles, and 8 daily millions motorized trips.

Hyderabad is one of the mega cities in India in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
It’s also one of the most populated city as more than 8 million people are living in Hyderabad.
It’s a crazy city with more than 3 millions vehicles, and 8 daily millions motorized trips.
So the need of transport systems to relieve traffic bottlenecks, pollution, etc, is a fact and there
is a real need to develop and efficient system.

The solution is the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) and the construction of the new Metro Rail.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is the largest public/private partnership project (PPP) in the Metro Sector in the world.
Once completed, Hyderabad will be one of the most modern cities in India.

Hyderabad Metro Rail will integrate existing railway stations, suburban railway network (MMTS)
and bus stations. It will link with MMTS services at Bharatnagar, Begumpet, Malakpet and Falaknuma
and train terminals at Secunderabad, Nampally and Begumpet. Metro Rail will connect with some bus
stations as Miyapur, MGBS, Koti, Dilshuknagar, Charminar and Jubilee. Finally parking facilities will be constructed
along strategic locations. Since September 2012 there is Phase II approved that will add 80 kms to the system.

The system has been designed to be low energy consumption and eco friendly, reducing carbon emissions and pollution.

  • Number of lines: 3
  • Number of stations: 66
  • Length of the system: 72kms
  • Average Speed: 34kms/h
  • Max Speed: 80kms/h
  • Start operations: 2015

Hyderabad Metro Rail Lines and Stations

The Phase 1 of the project has been approved for 72 kms. across the 3 highest density traffic corridors of the city. 66 stations are planned.
Corridors will be elevated and will connect the city with stations separated by a distance of no more than 1 km between stations.
The Hyderabad Metro is under construction and is scheduled to be operating by 2015.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Proposed Phase 2

  • Corridor I : 27 stations in 29 kms. From Miyapur to LB Nagar within 45mins (1h 44 min by road):

    Miyapur, JNTU College, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital,
    S R Nagar, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Irrum Manzil, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Assembly, Nampally, Gandhi Bhavan,
    Osmania Medical College, MG Bus station, Malakpet, New Market, Musarambagh,,Dilsukhnagar, Chaitanyapuri,
    Victoria Memorial, L B Nagar.
  • Corridor II : 16 stations in 15 kms. From JBS to Falaknuma within 22 mins. (1h 10 min by road):

    JBS, Parade Grounds, Secunderabad, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC Cross Roads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda,
    Sultan Bazar, M G Bus Station, Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Shalibanda, Shamsher, Gunj, Jungametta, Falaknuma.
  • Corridor III : 23 stations in 28kms of tracks. From Nagole to Shilparamam within 39 min (1h 26min by road):

    Nagole, Uppal, Survey of India, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Secunderabad, Parade Grounds, Paradise,
    Rasool Pura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Ameerpet, Madhura Nagar, Yusuf Guda, Road No 5 Jubilee Hills, Jubilee Hills Check Post,
    Pedamma Temple, Madhapur, Durgam Chervu, HITEC City, Shilparamam.

3 interchange stations are also planned. Ameerpet Station for corridors I and III. MGBS Station for corridors I and II and
Parade Grounds Station for corridor II and III


Estimated frequency would be 3 to 5 min during peak hour.

Hyderabad MMTS

Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) is a light rail system, operating 3 suburban lines with 27 stations along 43 kms of tracks.
It’s used by more than 150,000 passengers everyday. It’s operating since August 9, 2003. It connects Secunderabad, Nampally, Dabirpura, Malakpet, Falaknuma, Madhapur and Lingampally.

MMTS lines, stations and routes

  • Route Lingampally to Falaknuma. Stations:
    Lingampally, Chandanagar, Hafeezpet, Hitech City, Borabanda, Bharatnagar, Fatehnagar, NatureCureHospital, Begumpet,
    SanjeevaiahPark, JamesStreet, Secunderabad, Sitafalmandi, Arts College, Jamai Osmania, Vidyanagar, Kacheguda,
    Malakpet, Dabirpura, Yakutpura, Huppuguda, Falaknuma.
  • Route Hyderabad to Lingampalli. Stations
    Hyderabad, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad, Necklace Road, Begumpet, NatureCureHospital, Fatehnagar, Bharatnagar,
    Borabanda, Hitech City, Hafeezpet, Chandanagar, Lingampalli
  • Route Hyderabad to Falaknuma. Stations:
    Hyderabad, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad, Necklace Road, SanjeevaiahPark, James Street, Secunderabad,
    Sitafalmandi, Arts College, Jamai Osmania, Vidyanagar, Kacheguda, Malakpet, Dabirpura, Yakutpura,
    Huppuguda, Falaknuma

MMTS fares

  • 0-10kms costs 5INR
  • 10-15kms costs 6INR
  • 15-20kms costs 7INR
  • 20-25kms costs 10INR
  • 25-30kms costs 10INR
  • 30-35kms costs 10INR
  • 35-40kms costs 11INR

There also exist First Class Fares that are about 12 times the General Fare per single journey, above.

Interesting facts

The Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum considered in 2013 that the Hyderabad Metro Project was the world’s
largest project under public-private partnership.

Connection to the airports

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGAI) to Hyderabad city: Taxi and cab services, Pushpak Airport liner and cheaper non-air-conditioned bus services.
There is also a high speed service: PV Narasimha Rao Expressway. Distance is about 40 kms.

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