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Hyderabad Metro – India’s Largest Metro Rail in PPP

Necessity is the Mother of Invention, Global Urbanization with High Population Density and Higher PHPDT – Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic necessitated the most efficient Urban Transport System “Metro Rail

First Railway Journey in the world happened in 1804 in England and First Metro Rail appeared as Underground Rail in London in 1863. First Railway Journey in India started in 1853 in Mumbai and First Metro Line India started in Kolkata in 1984. Since then Mumbai Mass Suburban Railway System has been transplanted in other Indian Cities that could not elevate itself to the modern lifestyle and transportation experience expected by the people. Then came Delhi Metro commissioned in 2002 bringing the Metro Movement as Urban Transport Solution to Indian Metropolitan Cities so much so that now even Cities with less than 5 Million population are also taking the Metro Route.

So far, Operational Metro Projects in Indian Cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Kochi are Government Projects, due to viability challenges and other reasons none of these projects are complete Private Sector with even Delhi Airport Metro Express now taken over by DMRC. Mumbai Metro is Public and Private JV while Gurgaon is Governments SPV ILFS not a regular Private Sector company.

Hyderabad Metro is coming up as Complete Private Sector investment by Indian Engineering Giant Larsen & Toubro which with its earlier Investment in Hyderabad Launched L&T Information City “Cyber Towers” in November 1998 that propelled Hyderabad into Top League of IT Destinations in India, now after 19 years it’s expected to launch Hyderabad Metro on 28th November 2017 with potential to Propel Hyderabad into Global City.

Hyderabad Metro has following first or Largest to its Credit:

  1. India’s and probably World’s Largest Single PPP Elevated Metro Project of 72 Km
  2. Being 100% Elevated Hyderabad Metro is Adding Elevated Hyderabad to the Ground Level Hyderabad following the footsteps of Global Cities Such as Tokyo, London, New York have Spread the City Vertically into 3 Layers (Ground, Under Ground, Elevated).
  3. Largest Intelligent Train System in India CBTC (Communications-based train control (CBTC), Continuous automatic train control system that is capable of Automatic Train Protection (ATP), optional Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) that is technically it can lead to making it a Driverless Metro in near future should the legal and operational framework in India become available.
  4. Project Targets 50% Revenues outside of passenger fares by commercially leveraging the Space within the Station and additional large space provided by the State Government near to the major new Metro Stations where L&T is building 3 malls cum Multiplexes, Real Estate contributing to the 45% of planned revenues of the project, this also speaks for vibrancy of Hyderabad City Economy and innovative business model for sustainability with minimum possible impact on passenger fares and Tax Payer Money.
  5. Integrates Largest Station at Secunderabad and Largest State Bus Terminals at MGB and JBS enabling large scale Multi-Modal Transport for Hyderabadis
  6. All three lines have Interconnection for Easy Change Over effectively giving 1 direct plus 4 additional line extensions with one change for all Passengers
  7. Green Metro with 520,000 saplings planted and 2000 Tress Translocated
  8. Energy Efficiency could also become highest per Passenger-km with deployment of Sophisticated Regenerative Breaking System that instead of Wasting the Kinetic Energy while Breaking a Moving Train actually Reverses the Motors to Use the Energy to Generate Power and feedback while applying with entire corridor has dense station setup with frequency of Halts being high its claim of up to 35% Energy Saving and CO2 emissions is quite possible.
  9. All three lines taking the elevated route on the dense routes on which people travel in city buses and other modes makes it simple and easy option for travelers to change their mode of transport comfortably to Metro.
  10. Transform Hyderabad into People Friendly Green City

Global Lessons, due to large-scale investments involved in Metro Projects, Role of Government in the success of Metro Projects is Significant anywhere in the world. While Rich Countries with Large-Scale Tax Revenues could afford high costs, and drive the Metro Projects Scale and Penetration, developing countries find it quite hard and difficult to sustain the cost of Metro Setup and operation. Hence India needs to evolve its own PPP Model for Metro Projects that make both Government and Private Sector play to their strengths and compliments.

While India has opted already to get the Bullet Trains and its Technology from Japan it should also get the Japan’s Private Sector Railway’s Business Model which have propelled the Urban Transformation all over Japan with Regional Railways Providing Comprehensive Transport and Life Style Experience to the people by Creating New Townships with Shopping malls integrated into the Metro Rail Lines.

Central and State Governments also must review the lessons learnt from Phase 1 in-terms of delays and their potential impact to the Private Sector investor and examine how they could de-risk the Investor from such Risks as the approach should be to attract as much as possible private sector investments at the same time risks in which private sector has no influence must be addressed by the state and central governments adequately including the required public investments by the Government.

While Phase-1 has addressed the Core of inner City Transportation of Hyderabad further Phases should drive the Hyderabad City Geographical Growth leveraging Airport,  and the ORR (Outer Ring Road) with Arterial Roads in all directions of Medchal, Shamirpet, Ghatkesar, Hayat Nagar, Shamshabad, Vikarabad, Patancheru etc.

Government of India, Releasing the New Metro Policy that is making component of PPP Mandatory augurs well for taking the Metro Implementations to the next level by Not only driving Transit Oriented Development but also to drive Development of Satellite Townships to decongest the Cities and Giving them Radian Wings to Expand Faster to Accommodate Young Aspirational India rising expectations on lifestyle and environment consciousness.

Metro is inevitable part to make any Big City in India Pollution FREE

Venkat Gandhi








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Shameless Anti Telangana Supari Journalism in ET

Just a few fundamental flaws are enough to nail How much of Supari Journalism is this that stitched together pieces of information with a clear intent to mislead people and malign the Progressive Telangana Government and the State,

Article Says

“Investors who were stung by messy land titles in Hyderabad include Google, Microsoft, Tishman Speyer, Shapoorji Pallonji, DLF, Lanco, Puravankara, Sattva Salarpuria and My Home group.”

Global Giants Google, Microsoft names have been included without quoting any of the company officials statements. instead, the whole post is concatenating different quotes, some even unnamed, from other companies and individuals and agents speaking on different points of time in the different contest have been put together to send very ill intended message, worst is the way Telangana Minister of IT and Industries Quote has been used in this post leaves no doubt on the dubious and ill Intent of these authors.

Same can be further understood by the authors not telling the following important facts to the readers:

  • Land deals of most of these companies are done before Telangana State formation
  • Miyapur is good over 10 Km away from all of these companies lands in IT Corridor
  • Miyapur land irregularities are not discovered by any media or opposition, it’s the State Government Internal Intelligence that Spotted the problem and the CM has acted very swiftly to hit at the root cause, by ending the discretionary powers of officials thru ordinance.

Telangana had Anti-Telangana Supari Journalist Couple from National Media, who were continuously misleading the nation and maligning the statehood movement doing a similar job of living by Selling Supari Doomsday Stories, till the Telangana State happened. Since then one hardly see the couple, now we see a new set of Supari Journalists thrown into the ring by the same old vested interests!

At whose behest is this happening is not hard to guess!

There is no way such journalism can be allowed to go unchecked both by people and authorities.

Time for People in Telangana State to show their place both to these journos and their media houses.

Dhamro Rakshati Rakshitaha

Jai Telangana

Jai Bharat


Telangana @ 3

Further to my Last year Post  Two Years of the TRS rule in Telangana  Today Telangana is @ 3 and time to again review its Progress on all the three main factors for which the state came into existence

1.            Neellu (Water)

Thanks the Rain Gods pouring rain towards the end of last season and the significant progress achieved in two years under Mission Kakatiya for revitalizing over 14,000 water tanks the life lines of Telangana  villages and completion of pending LIFT irrigation projects and Sri Pada Yellampally Reservoir aided with optimal utilization of waters and re-scheduling the season and completion of Power Projects and Power Grid Connection enabled the State having unprecedented readiness to make most of the resources by providing water from reservoirs and tanks, power for pumpsets, fertilisers and seeds supply in time and at the villages the result is millions of farmers and agriculture dependent families in Telangana state are seeing the fruits that can be seen in just Paddy crop alone where

State Authorities plan to purchase a record 37 lakh MT of paddy as against 8.42 lakh MT in 2015-16, a four-fold increase.

I believe “water is life line” there is no Bigger tool in the hands of any state or central government for providing inclusive growth and reducing the rural poverty than providing Water for Drinking and Irrigation.

Mission Bhageeratha to deliver potable tap water to every household has been completed in one constituency and was inaugurated by honorable PM in Aug 2016 and is now racing to completion and is particularly targeting the florosis affected areas.

Wish the Government to reach its Goal to deliver potable water to every household.

CM KCR Gran Re-engineering of Kaleshwaram Project now has ECR (Environment Clearance) from Center and the New State Land Acquisition Act to expedite the land acquisition for the projects by paying higher compensation to the lan owners and affected has been notified by President of India.  Government has been receptive to the ideas to make finer improvements to the Grand Project that I believe will become Role Model for the Arid World not Just in India as to how to Drive Poverty out of Arid Regions by Lifting and Linking Surplus Rivers with the water deficit irrigatable lands in the Arid and Semi arid parts of the world.

I am particularly happy to see project is not extended from Mallanna Sagar till Singur to leverage the 29 TMC existing Reservoir and also the Reverse flow by adding 4 Minor Lifts to the SRSP flood flow canal to Send Water from Mid Maner to the SRSP when we have enough water in Kaleshwaram but no inflows into SRSP from Maharashtra as is the experiene in almost 2 out of every 3 years in the recent past.

But for the incident of Mid Maner washout in the unprecedented flash floods on Maner river, this year has been a Dream Run for the Rural Telangana in the last 6 months and I believe the best of Telangana State under leadership of CM KCR Garu is yet to come.

2.            Nidhulu (Resources)

Finally the Center has done what it should have done long back, it stood by the letter and spirit of federal structure in any state re-organizaion immovable assets belong to the state where they exist, while good 3 years time was kind of wasted, injustice attempted by the neighboring state was prevented just before the deadline of 3 years was ending.

More importantly Telangana state witnessing the highest growth of state own revenues which despite the demonitization effect grown over 17% which is highest among all states in India.

State has been channelling its resources to its priority sectors of Irrigation and Drinking Water and unprecedented Social Welfare Schemes for the first three years

So many schemes being planned and implemented meticulously at past pace, I believe “Telangana Intensive Household Survey” has given the accurate data to the Government hence both planning and execution are happening quite smoothly

3.            Niyamakalu ( Jobs )

There are some steps taken in this most delayed and most agitating part among people of the state, particularly the youth, for good or bad have expected to become government employees soon after the statehood is achieved.

Good Part is Govt is not rushing into blind recruitment without establishing the requirements and procedures the bad part is the time its taking is bit too much.

While neither Telangana nor any state can afford to provide only state government jobs to the youth, hope state comes out with clear explanation and plan even if it does not satisfy fully the youth it should make the rest of the people in the state is being fair and realistic.

Recent move to induct the Teachers and Faculty to fill the vacancies in State Educational Institutions has to be completed on priority with transparent process to select the most eligible job seekers in the state.

One must compliment the Government for rising the salaries for many ignored sections of the government services delivery who were having quite marginal salaries / wages that some times leads to petty corruption in the government service delivery.

One clearly sees the petty corruption tendency in the state of Telangana has come down due to these reasonable steps with fair salaries and wages, honest people now have a chance to work and live honestly in the state.


Politically with over 50% Support for the Party in most  of 119 assembly segments party has no serious political challenger at this time who have no agenda other than Anti KCR and his family in their fight back, will they learn to do home work and hard work on the ground in next 2 years, one has to wait and see !

Sectorial Achievements:

Power :

First Priority for the state to liberate the state from the clutches of Andhra Pradesh and its Grid is achieved on April 2017 with commissioning of Wardha – Dichpally 765 KV HVDC Power Link, state is now part of National Grid with its Own connection and can purchase and draw power from any part of India which is now available a plenty and cheap in West, and Eastern Grid of India

Telangana has delivered this Rabi (Yasangi) Season has delivered over 9191 MW Peak Demand and 188 MU Power Supply on 31st March 2017 this almost 50% Jump from about 6000-7500 MW base Power Load the state witnesses during Rainy season and winter

Completion of 600 MW KTPS II, SCCL 600 x 2 (1200 MW) and 1000 MW from Chattisgarh enable the state deliver this.

Now the state is in a position to exercise the first right of refusal more after it already said not to Costly and no assurance supply of Krishnapatnam now more of AP power will be opted out and soon AP will actually be drawing power from telangana as its right on Telangana Cheap Power continues ..

The state which attempted to choke Telangana State from the day on Power will actually end up thriving on cheap power of Telangana state is going to be the irony in next 7 years ..

Challenges Ahead ..

  1.  Education : While Government succeeded to reign in the Private Educational Institutions Malpractices and Misuse of Fees Reimbursement Schemes etc,   Public Education System Other than  Residential Schools is in Shambles in the State and there is no running away from this fact, when the Government is forced to close the schools for lack of students is admission of total failure for there is no village whose population disappeared, it simply reveals the public education system in rural telangana too has been replaced by private education system.   Without having the Teachers in the school how can Government expect students to come to schools, hence the move to recruit teachers must happen on priority as most new teachers will take time to become productive teachers.
  2. Healthcare : Some very good moves and initiatives for the mother and child in Government hospitals is a very good development, this task of re-building public healthcare would be long one and requires continuous focus as it deals with the chance for survival of the poor patients in the society.  Hopefully Government Adds the Health Education to the Agenda of Mana TV that has been doing good work on the employability education.
  3. Hyderabad Infrastructure and Clean Authority for Hyderabad : Hyderabad is the source of Economic Strength of Telangana State and it must be strengthened two things that will make the City take a Leap Jump into Global City is centered around 
    1. Transportation Infrastructure : City needs Over 200 KM Metro lines and Over 200 KM Elevated Roads inter connecting Airport, ORR, Main Stations and Bus Stands there is no other way to control the traffic situation and air pollution due to vehicle emissions
    2. Clean Authority to Handle both Waste Water and Solid Waste so that all of the Sewage is Treated and filled into the Musi River Front and All of Non Recyclable Solid Waste is Eliminated same day with harmless emissions, else the Clean Hyderabad is a Pipe Dream, Waste Water and Solid Waste lying anywhere within or outside city continue to affect the neighborhood.

స్వచ్చ హైదరాబాద్ కి స్వచ్చ చెత్త నిర్మూలన ఆవశ్యకత #1

భారతదేశం లో  పట్టణ చెత్త నిర్మూలన, పారిశుద్దన పట్టణ పరిపాలక సంఘాల బాధ్యత

కేంద్ర ప్రభుత్వ అంచనా ప్రకారము ప్రతి మనిషి ప్రతి దినము భారత దేశం లో 0.2 ~ 0.6 కేజీల చెత్త ని వెలువరుస్తున్నారు. ఇది సాలీన 5శాతం పెరుగుతున్నది

భారత దేశం ఇప్పటికీ  చెత్త నిర్మూలన, పారిశుద్దన కి ఎక్కువగా పురాతన ఓపెన్ డంపింగ్ ల్యాండ్‌ఫిల్  పద్దతినే అవలంబిస్తుంది. కేంద్ర ప్రభుత్వ సంస్థ అంచనా ప్రకారం 2047 సంవత్సరం కల్లా  140,000 చదరపు కిలోమీటర్ ల భూమి అవసరము ఇది మన జీహెచ్ఎంసీ(922 కిలోమీటర్ల ) కంటే ఎక్కువ !

అప్పుడు ఈ చెత్త వేసిన ప్రదేశాలనుంచి 40 మిలియన్ టన్నుల ప్రమాదకర మీథేన్ వాయువు ఉత్పత్తి అవుతుంది, ఇది ప్రస్తుత ఉత్పత్తి కంటే నాలుగు  రెట్లు .

మన దేశ  చెత్త  లో  సేంద్రియ వ్యర్థ శాతం  ఎక్కువ (40%~60%)

అందువల్ల గ్రీన్ హౌస్  వాయువు ఉత్పత్తి ఎక్కువ: మీథేన్ (50%) కార్బన్ డయాక్సైడ్ (45%) నత్రజని (5%)

హైదరాబాద్ నగరం ఎండాకాలం లో  ఉష్ణోగ్రత ఎక్కువ అప్పుడు ఈ  గ్రీన్ హౌస్  వాయువు ఉత్పత్తి ఐదు రెట్లు ఎక్కువవుతుంది అందువల్ల ఎండా కాలం వీటి పరిసరాల్లో ప్రజల ఆరోగ్యం పై విపరీత ప్రభావం కనిపిస్తుంది.

ఐతే  గ్రీన్ హౌస్  వాయువు ఉత్పత్తి జవహర్ నగర్ లాంటి పెద్ద డంప్ యార్డ్ మాత్రమే కాదు, చెత్త ఇంటి  నుంచి వీధి చెత్త కుండి కి, ఆ తరువాత దగ్గరి ట్రాన్స్ఫర్ స్టేషన్ కి ఆపై ట్రాన్స్ఫర్ స్టేషన్ నుంచి జవహర్ నగర్ కేంద్ర డంప్ యార్డ్ కి తీసుకెళ్లే ప్రతి ఒక్క పని లోను వెలువడుతూ ఉంటాయి, ఇవి కనిపించవు ఎప్పుడు సహజంగా చెత్త నుంచి వెలువడుతూ ఉంటాయి.

తెలంగాణా ప్రబుత్వం ఇప్పుడు చెత్త సేకరణ దాన్ని తొందరగా ఇంటినుంచి ట్రాన్స్ఫర్ స్టేషన్ లకి . తరలించే టిప్పర్ లను ప్రవేశ పెట్టింది, ఇది అభినందనీయం, కాస్త ఈ  ప్రమాదకర వాయువుల ఉత్పత్తి నివాస ప్రాంతాల్లో తగ్గుతుందని ఆశించవచ్చు.

చెత్త భూ పూడిక ప్రాంత కాలుషిత వాయువుల ప్రభావం

1. ఆసిడ్ వాయువులు

నత్రజని ఆక్సైడ్ & సల్ఫర్ డయాక్సైడ్ ఫలితంగా  ఆస్తమా ఉన్నవారికి చికాకు మరియు రెస్పిరేటరీ ప్రభావం చూపుతాయి

  1. డయాక్సిన్లు (ప్రజలలో వీటి పై అవగాహన తీసుకుడావడం చాలా అవసరం)

చెత్తని కాల్చినపుడు వెలువడే కనిపించని విష వాయువులు  డయాక్సిన్లు .

డయాక్సిన్లు పునరుత్పత్తి మరియు అభివృద్ధికరమైన సమస్యలు కారణమవుతుంది,

రోగనిరోధక వ్యవస్థ దెబ్బతింటుంది హార్మోన్లు జోక్యం మరియు క్యాన్సర్ కూడా కారణం అవుతుంది.

అత్యధిక డయాక్సిన్స్ వల్ల స్వల్పకాలిక ప్రభావం చర్మం చెదురుమదురుగా నలుపు, చర్మ గాయాలకు, మరియు కాలేయ పనితీరు మార్పు దారితీయవచ్చు.

దీర్ఘకాల ప్రభావం రోగనిరోధక వ్యవస్థ అభివృద్ధి,నాడీ వ్యవస్థ, ఎండోక్రైన్ వ్యవస్థ మరియు పునరుత్పత్తి  బలహీనత లతో ముడిపడి ఉంది. 

  1. మీథేన్

5% నుండి 15% మధ్య సాంద్రత వద్ద పేలుడు వాయువు అవుతుంది

ఉచ్ఛ్వాసము వల్ల వికారం, వాంతులు, తలనొప్పి కలిగిస్తుంది

చాలా అధిక సాంద్రతతో ఉంటే శ్వాసకోశ అరెస్టు, కోమా మరియు మరణం కూడా కారణం కావచ్చు 

  1. కార్బన్ డయాక్సైడ్

6% పైగా ఉన్నప్పుడు ఏకాగ్రతా, తలనొప్పి, మైకము, మానసిక గందరగోళం కారణమవుతుంది, బిపి పెరుగుతుంది

10% పైగా ఉన్నప్పుడు స్పృహ పోవడం జరుగుతుంది

 * 1983-1997 సమయంలో బ్రిటన్ లో 20 లాండ్ ఫిల్ సైట్లు స్టడీ దగ్గరగా నివసిస్తున్న జనాభా లో ఆరోగ్యక్షీణత  39% పెరుగుదలను కనుగొంది


డిల్లీ లో గ్రౌండ్ వాటర్ పై అక్కడి లాండ్ ఫిల్ డంప్ యార్డ్ ల ప్రభావం ఈ విధంగా ఉంది

Delhi landfill site effect on Under Ground Water1కిలోమీటర్ దూరం వరకు భూమి అంతర నీటి పై ప్రభహవం కనుగొన్నారు

ఈ విషయాలే కాకుండా నాగరాల్లోఖాళీ ప్రదేశం లేక పోవడం, నగరవాసులు  తమ నివాసం పరాసరాల్లో వద్దని గట్టిగా ప్రతిగటించడం Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)  తో ప్రతి మహా నగరం లాగే హైదరాబాదు మహా నగరానికి చెత్త నిర్మూలన ఒక పెద్ద సమస్య  ప్రపంచంలో సాంకేతిక పద్దటులేము ఎమున్నాయి , ఈ  పద్దతి ఏ పరిస్తితి కి మేలు అనేది తరువాతి వ్యాసం లో ..

24th June 2014 Telangana Justice Day


Telangana Justice Day

If AP CM instead of taking the Bluffs and Blatant Lies had spoken to Telangana CM and requested for Water to Save Crops and offered Power in return, He would have done Justice as KCR might have even considered 5 TMC..

By continuing to Bluff now AP CM is duty bound to show who is drinking 6000 cusecs of water everyday !! failing which AP will lose the same next year.

Other Good development is Telangana Government is delivering Justice by implementing the High Court Order to Remove all illegal constructions in Gurukul Trust

Illegal Builders Being Brought to Justice by Telangana GovernmentSource : http://epaper.namasthetelangaana.com/Details.aspx?id=181125&boxid=581333968