Hyderabad, India (Urban Transport News): 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 “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 23rd March 2022 by HMDA. RFP documents can be downloaded from HMDA's official website or state government tender portal from 24th March 2022.
Last Date of submission of proposal is 18.04.2022 upto 17.30 hrs (IST). The RFP document with details such as scope of work, eligibility criteria, important dates and any amendments/updates regarding the tender will be available on 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 constructued / planned in Delhi-NCR. The RRTS aims at provide 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. Like Delhi is the epicentre in the projects connecting multiple States in the North, in this project proposed by the Telangana government, we want Hyderabad to be the epicentre,” said an official from Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).
The number of commuters between Hyderabad & Vijayawada and Hyderabad & Warangal are high. To deal with the traffic issues and provide better connectivity semi-high speed rail corridors are necessary on the routes. The objective of RRTS system is to reduce dependence of commuters 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.