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Multi-Modal Transport System
MMTS sanathnagar.jpg
Info
Locale Hyderabad, India.
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 3
Number of stations 36
Daily ridership 100,000[1]
Operation
Began operation August 9, 2003
Operator(s) South Central Railway
Technical
System length 43 kilometers (27 mi)
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (broad gauge)

MMTS or Multi-Modal Transport System is a commuter rail system in Hyderabad, India. It was built on an equal expenditure basis by Government of Andhra Pradesh and the South Central Railway and is operated by the latter.

It started its operations on August 9, 2003. The first phase covers a distance of 43 km of Secunderabad - Hyderabad - Lingampally (28 km) and Secunderabad - Falaknuma (15 km) at a cost of Rs. 178 crore (USD37 million).

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Fleet

MMTS is, presently, running 84 services a day, covering 27 stations, connecting Secunderabad, Nampally, Falaknuma and Lingampally, over the existing railway network. Around 100,000 commuters use MMTS everyday. the Diesel Multiple Units (green local trains) compliment the MMTS (white-blue trains) along few other routes like Bolaram (up to Manoharabad), Umdanagar etc.

Information

There are First Class, General, and a separate Ladies compartment. A combined pass is issued by APSRTC buses and MMTS. So buying a single pass will help in travelling by bus as well as the train.

This is a preferred public transport for people working in and around HITEC City, Madhapur, Kondapur, Manikonda & Gachibowli. All the major IT companies run shuttle service for their employees from and to HITEC City. Else taking a shared auto is other option available.

MMTS at Necklace road

These routes are operational (including local trains) and the number of services in that particular route is mentioned below:

Route Route Name Services
Hyderabad - Lingampalli HL 24
Lingampalli - Hyderabad LH 21
Falaknuma - Lingampalli FL 15
Lingampalli - Falaknuma LF 17
Falaknuma - Hyderabad FH 3
Hyderabad - Falaknuma HF 1
Secunderabad - Falaknuma SF, SU 3, 3
Falaknuma - Secunderabad FS, US 3, 3
Lingampalli - Secunderabad LS 2
Bolaram - Secundrabad BS 5
Secundrabad - Bolaram SB 5
Falaknuma - Umdanagar FU 6
Umdanagar - Falaknuma UF 5
Manoharabad - Secundrabad MBS 4
Secundrabad - Manoharabad SMB 4
Malkajgiri - Bolaram MJB 1
Medchal - Secundrabad MS 6
Secundrabad - Medchal SM 6
Secundrabad - Hyderabad SH 2
Secundrabad - Malkajgiri SMJ 1
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Time Table

One can get the time table from all the stations on the route. the following website also has the information.

Lines

Station Suburbs Nearby
Secunderabad Marredpally, Patny, Bowenpally,Kompally, Tirumalgiri, Karkhana
James Street M.G.Road, Paradise, Rani Gunj, Minister Road, Hussain sagar
Sanjeevaiah Park Necklace road, Minister road, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Begumpet Ameerpet, Greenlands, Somajiguda, Panjagutta
Nature Cure Hospital Balkampet, Ameerpet, Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar
Fateh Nagar Balanagar, Sanathnagar
Bharat Nagar Moosapeta,Kukatpally, Nizampet
Borabanda Allapur,Gayatrinagar,Tulasinagar,Mothi Nagar, Rajeev Nagar, Erragadda
Hi-Tec City Kukatpally Housing Board colony KPHB, Madhapur, JNTU
Hafeezpet Madhapur, Izzat Nagar, Kondapur, Miyapur
Chanda Nagar Chandanagar, Madinaguda
Lingampalli BHEL township, HCU
Sitaphalmandi CIEFL, Tarnaka
Arts College Osmania University, Warasiguda, Adikmet
Jamia Osmania Barkatpura, Ramnagar
Vidyanagar Shanker Mutt, RTC X Roads, Chikkadpally, Shivam Road, Tilaknagar, Amberpet
Kachiguda Barkatpura, Chaderghat, Narayanguda, Koti, Abids
Malakpet Chaderghat, Nalgonda 'X' Roads, Dilsukhnagar, Kothapet, Charminar
Yakutpura Saidabad, Santosh Nagar, Madannapet, Pisal Banda, Rein Bazar, Edi Bazar, Brahman Vaadi
Dabirpura Chanchalguda, Saidabad, Printing Press, Purani Haveli
Uppuguda Lal darwaza, Aliabad, Shalibanda, Darushifa
Falaknuma Udden Gadda, Chandrayan Gutta, Barkas
Nampally (Hyderabad) Salar Jung Museum, Charminar, Hyderguda, Abids, Moazzam Jahi Market, Devi Bagh, Criminal Courts
Lakdi-ka-pul Saifabad, Red Hills, Public gardens, Masab Tank
Khairtabad Banjara hills, Raj Bhavan Road, Panjagutta, Chintal Basti
Necklace Road Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Panjagutta
Lallaguda Lallaguda, Malkajgiri, shantinagar
Malkajgiri Malkajgiri, Anandbagh, Hanumanpet, Mirzalguda
Dayanandnagar vaninagar, mallikarjunnagar, RKnagar
Safilguda Safilguda, Vinayaknagar, sainadapuram
Ramakrishnapuram Neredmet
Ammuguda Sainikpuri
Cavalry Barracks Lothkunta
Alwal old alwal
Bolarum Bazar Kompally
Bolarum Tirumalagiri

Train Fares

General-class Fares

Distance(km) Rate(INR)
0-10 2
10-15 2
15-20 3
20-25 7
25-30 8
30-35 9
35-40 10
  • First Class Fare is approximately 12 times of General Fare per single journey. Ex: Begumpet to Hi-Tech City or Vice Versa is Rs. 50.

Contact Information

The information regarding the MMTS Trains is hard to get from the standard helpdesk numbers of Indian Railways. One would need to call the stations directly to find out about them.

Proposed Second Phase

The second phase of MMTS has been proposed to cover the following routes[2]:

  • Falaknuma to Shamshabad Airport (20 km)
  • Secunderabad - Medchal - Manoharbad (41 km)
  • Secunderabad - Ghatkesar - Bhongir (46 km)
  • Moula Ali –Sanatnagar (21 km)
  • Moula Ali-Malkajgiri-Sitaphalmandi-Kachiguda (10 km)

Technical details

  • ICF has manufactured Electric Multiple Units for the Hyderabad MMTS services. In a first ever endeavour of its kind, Railways and the State Government have agreed to equally share the cost of the rolling stock, as part of the cost sharing arrangement for the MMTS project.
  • The challenge of coming up with a design meeting the expectations of new generation was taken up by ICF in dead earnest. Based on its own enriching Jan Shatabdi experience earlier during the year and discussions with the Hyderabad MMTS authorities, ICF has come up with a new design of EMU stock which fulfils the expectations of this rapidly growing twin-city.
  • The coaches have been provided with an ergonomically designed drivers cab with all vital equipment being arranged to be within easy reach of the motorman on an aesthetically pleasing design of prefabricated FRP drivers desk.
  • Some of the trains

Project status

24 June 2009

  • Late Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy directed officials to expedite the Rs 614 crore Multi-Mode Transit System (MMTS) Phase II that seeks to link three more dense corridors.[3]
  • SCR seeks government's support for MMTS phase II [4]

See also

References

External links



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