Hyderabad, India (Metro Rail Today): To provide better rail-based public transport connectivity to citizens, Hyderabad Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (HUMTA)/HMDA invites proposals from the reputed and experienced firms for carrying out a “Prefeasibility study for the proposed semi-high speed rail connectivity between Hyderabad to Warangal and Hyderabad to Vijayawada.
Tender (HUMTA/HMDA/01/2022-23) for Request for proposals (FFP) for the above work is issued on March 23, 2022, by HMDA. RFP documents can be downloaded from HMDA's official website or state government tender portal from March 24, 2022.
The last date of submission of the proposal is April 18, 2022, up to 17.30 hrs (IST). The RFP document with details such as the scope of work, eligibility criteria, important dates and any amendments/updates regarding the tender will be available on the HMDA website.
These two semi-high speed rail corridors were proposed by the State Government in February 2022 and will be similar to Regional Rapid Transit Systems (RRTS) being constructed/planned in Delhi-NCR. The RRTS aims at providing point-to-point regional travel at higher speeds than the other modes of public transport. “The project will offer a safe and hassle-free commute. As Delhi is the epicenter in the projects connecting multiple States in the North, in this project proposed by the Telangana government, we want Hyderabad to be the epicenter,” said an official from Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).
The number of commuters between Hyderabad & Vijayawada and Hyderabad & Warangal is high. To deal with the traffic issues and provide better connectivity semi-high speed rail corridors are necessary on the routes. The objective of the RRTS system is to reduce the dependence of commuters on on-road transportation. The HUMTA was formed in order to deal with issues related to traffic and transportation in HMDA jurisdiction.
The officials from HUMTA/HMDA will visit Delhi soon to see the under-construction Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor and will discuss with NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation), the implementing body of RRTS corridors in Delhi-NCR.