Telangana Government Sanctions Rs 400 Crore To Extend Hyderabad Metro To Airport

Swarajya StaffFriday, March 16, 2018 8:18 am IST
Hyderabad Metro (L&T HMRL)
Hyderabad Metro (L&T HMRL)

As part of the project’s second phase, the Telangana government yesterday (15 March) allocated Rs 400 crore as “grants-in-aid” for the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) to be extended to the Hyderabad International Airport in Shamshabad, reports The Hindu. This is additional to an allocation of Rs 200 crore in the first phase of the project.

The second phase of HMR is expected to cost Rs 14,000 crore which would be borne by both the state and the Centre. Connecting Shamshabad airport to Biodiversity junction in Gachibowli is among the lines proposed.

An additional allocation of Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned towards the development of the city’s suburban railway network – the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS). The Outer Ring Road project will receive Rs 235 crore.

Apart from transport Rs 375 crore has been allocated as part of the Musi Riverfront Development Project while the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has been given Rs 750 crore.

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