State approves Hyderabad Metro Rail Project – Phase III

The Government of Telangana approved the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project – Phase III on July 31, 2023.
The project involves:
Part A – Six corridors have been approved under it. These include 13 km corridor from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to Patancheruvu and Isnapur at a cost of Rs.32.50 billion, 13 km corridor from Lal Bahadur Nagar (LB) Nagar to Hayathnagar and Peddamberpet at a cost of Rs.45 billion, 28 km corridor from Shamshabad Junction metro station with Kothur and Shadnagar at a cost of Rs 68 billion, 25 km corridor from Uppal with Bibinagar via Ghatkesar Shadnagar at a cost of Rs 69 billion,26 km corridor from Shamshabad International Airport to Kandukur via Tukkuguda Outer Ring Road (ORR) and Maheshwaram Road at a cost of Rs 66 billion and 8 km corridor from Tarnaka to Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) Road at a cost of Rs 23 billion
Part B – Corridor is planned to cover the 158 km stretch of the ORR.
Part C – Corridor is planned from Jubilee Bus Station to Tumkunta (18.5 km) and another from Paradise junction to Kandlakoya via Kompally (18.5 km). These two corridors are proposed as two levels or a double-decker flyover where one of the levels will be exclusively for metro rail.
State also approved funds for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project – Phase II. Rs 91 billion has been approved as the revised cost estimate for the project. The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project – Phase II involves expansion of metro network developed in Phase I by 61.5 km in Hyderabad in Telangana. Two corridors have been identified for the project; viz. BHEL (Ramachandrapuram)-Lakdikapul (Corridor 1, 26 km) and Nagole-LB Nagar (Corridor 2, 5.5 km); the project will be executed by Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL).