After six years, Hyderabad Metro to kickstart second phase

After nearly six years since its launch, the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is entering a new phase of development with the introduction of the Airport Metro Express from Raidurg to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad.

The second phase of the project, estimated to cost Rs 6,250 crore, will be fully funded by the state government and will cover a distance of 31 km, utilizing both elevated, on-ground, and underground sections.

Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd (HAML) recently issued a tender for the Design and Construction of the Hyderabad Airport Express Line, which will connect the city’s IT hub in the west to the international airport in the south.

The new metro line is expected to significantly reduce travel time, allowing commuters to reach the airport from the city center in just 20 minutes, cutting the travel time by up to 50 percent. Stations along the route will include Biodiversity Junction, Nanakramguda, Narsingi, TS Police Academy, Rajendranagar, Shamshabad, Airport Cargo station, and terminal.

Despite delays in starting the second phase, the project aims to enhance connectivity and improve transportation in Hyderabad, expanding the city’s metro network which currently covers 69 km across three corridors.

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