सिकंदराबाद Secunderabad (SC): The works on the much awaited MMTS (Multi Modal Transport System) phase -II project in the twin cities will commence very soon in this month itself. The joint venture partners, who have been awarded this prestigious project, have deposited the requisite Performance Guarantee amount with M/s Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) a few days back. With this, decks have been cleared to launch the field works on this project.
P.K.Srivastava, General Manager/SCR conducted a high level review meeting at Rail Nilayam today i.e. 14th July, 2014, on the progress of the Railway projects taken up by RVNL on the Zone. P.Srinivas, Chief Project Manager/RVNL, Secunderabad briefed the General Manager on the present status of various key Railway works under taken by RVNL.
On this occasion, Srivastava emphasized that there shall be no further delay in commencing the work on MMTS phase-II as this project is critical in strengthening the Railway infrastructure in twin cities. He also stressed on close co-ordination between RVNL and the Divisional/Zonal Railway authorities to ensure the works progress at a brisk pace for their expeditious completion. The progress achieved vis-à-vis the set targets shall be reviewed constantly at the highest levels, he directed the officials involved in this project.
Major works under MMTS phase-II project include:-
The present estimated cost of this project is Rs.817 crs, out of which 2/3rd of the cost will be borne by the State Government. Except the works in Falaknuma-Umdanagar-Shamshabad (Airport connectivity) stretch, for which tenders are yet to be invited, works in all other corridors are going to be taken up simultaneously under 3 different packages. on completion, this project enables running of more number of suburban passenger services, and helps in easing out the current operational constraints being faced in and around Secunderabad Railway Complex.
In addition to MMTS phase-II project, M/s RVNL have been entrusted with several other major Railway infrastructural works on SCR such as Doubling and Electrification of Vijayawada – Gudivada/Machlipatnam – Bhimavaram/Narsapur – Nidadavolu, and Tenali – Guntur Sections; and Electrification of Gooty – Dharmavaram and Wadi – Raichur Sections. The General Manager highlighted the need to speed up the execution of these works to enhance the capacity of Railways to meet the demands for more number of train services from the passengers and industry.
Sunil Kumar Agarwal, Additional General Manager and Principal heads of the departments of the Zone were present in this meeting. The Divisional Railway Managers of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Guntakal Divisions also participated in the deliberations through video conferencing.