The Multi-Modal Transit System (MMTS) Phase-II will be commissioned partly by the end of December 2017 and the total stretch of the project will be commissioned by the end of December 2018, revealed Vinod Kumar Yadav, the general manager of the South Central Railway (SCR), on January 24, 2017. Responding to queries, Yadav said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation is in discussions with SCR and GMR, which operates the Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, to find out an amicable solution to provide MMTS connectivity with the airport located at Shamshabad.
Detailing on the development of Cherlapalli Terminal here, Yadav said the SCR is setting up a satellite terminal, with a provision of six platforms at Cherlapalli, to lessen the burden on Secunderabad railway station. “Works in this regard have already been commenced. SCR has identified 50 acres of land and is in discussions to acquire remaining 150 acres of land from Telanagana State Government,” he added.
Yadav further said SCR is according top priority to safety. “Safety drives have been initiated on the zone, to check railway tracks and rolling stock, including coaches and wagons,” he added.
Earlier, the general manager took a media team to the actual work sites of MMTS Phase-II and showcased the track laying works being carried out between Moula-Ali–Cherlapalli section and earth strengthening works being carried out between Cherlapalli-Ghatkesar section. Phase-II works cover a length of 103 kilometres. The general manager conducted a window trailing inspection of the section also, an SCR release added.