The Centre mentioned the proposed second section of metro rail for constructing the 26 km ₹8,453 crore elevated metro rail hall from Lakdikapul to BHEL and extension of section one metro rail mission of 5 km from Nagole to LB Nagar is “not feasible at this juncture considering the proposed ridership and Passengers per Hour Per Direction (PHPD) is very less”!
In an official communication to the Telangana authorities, the Centre has as a substitute suggested it to take up “other modes” of transport or present a “feeder system”. It additionally sought a roadmap for densification of proposed transit stations for enhancing ridership and furnishing of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) coverage.
The State authorities had thorough Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Okay.T. Rama Rao had earlier written to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri looking for monetary help for the above talked about metro line in addition to the 31 km Airport Metro from Raidurg to Shamshabad in November final yr.
It has now come to mild by data sourced by the RTI Act by activist I. Ravi Kumar that the Centre had replied in December itself making its stance clear on the mission feasibility. The Union Minister in his letter to Mr. Rao identified that metros are price intensive and approvals are depending on the feasibility of the mission and availability of funds. But, the mission was below appraisal of the ministry.
The Centre had additionally referred to as for a recent Detailed Project Report (DPR) with a revised price estimate because the DPR despatched for approval has been based mostly on the 2018 base charges. Other data sought from the federal government on the way it justifies the metro line alignment, particulars of the State Cabinet decision clearing the work and formation of any particular objective automobile for the mission.
It additionally sought elaboration on the standing and structure of the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA), bench marking requirements, creation of an Urban Transport Fund (UTF), dedication for monetary sustainability throughout operation, particulars of the gadgets coated below Public Private Partnership (PPP) together with price and whether or not any international monetary company has been recognized. The Centre had promised to ship separate communication about extending any monetary help to the Airport Express Metro between Raidurg and Shamshabad Airport.