The Demand for New Metro Corridors crisscrossing the city and going beyond the city is growing in Hyderabad. These demands have been made by residents of various colonies. The residents got a shot in the arm with people’s representatives and political parties also supporting their demand.
Official sources said requests had come for providing Metro Rail connectivity in following stretches:
- Paradise to Medchal,
- Parade grounds to Alwal-Bolarum,
- Miyapur to Patancheru,
- LB Nagar to Hayathnagar,
- Taranaka to ECIL and
- Nagole to LB Nagar.
While Hyderabad is expanding in all directions towards Warangal highway, Medchal and Kompally and Sangareddy, the present Metro connectivity only covers core city. Locals also want Metro connectivity from MGBS to Falaknuma. Admitting that there have been many requests for expansion of Metro, HMRL managing director NVS Reddy said, “The government is keenly examining phase II and chief minister will take a call soon.” Municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao had said that the state would take up phase II connecting Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation submitted detailed project reports (DPRs) on
- Raidurg-RGIA stretch, along Outer Ring Road covering 31km,
- BHEL-Lakdikapul stretch, via Hafeezpet, Kondapur, Rethibowli and Mehdipatnam extending to 26km, and
- Nagole-LB Nagar stretch connecting the link between the two Metro Rail ends.
While the government has got DPRs prepared for 62km in phase II, there have been demands for extension of connectivity to 80km. Officials in the municipal administration department said phase II would cost close to `20,000 crore. The project was delayed as government could not decide whether to opt for a public-private partnership or take up loans.