RMJM has been awarded the contract to design one of three new metro lines in Hyderabad, India. The new line, that RMJM will design, will consist of 13 elevated stations and two interchange stations over a 14 kilometre route. The Mass Rapid Transit System will be an above ground viaduct structure connecting the city and will cover the three main arterial routes in the State capital.
Built and operated by Larsen & Toubro, it is the biggest PPP (Public Private Partnership) metro sector contract in the world. It will involve the construction of 71.16 kilometres of elevated metro rail in three corridors and 63 eco-friendly stations, which will include retail and commercial space.
The RMJM contract also includes the design of two interchange stations, which will be between 4,000 and 5,000 m² in size. One of these stations will connect the metro line to the 74-platform Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station.
The Hyderabad Metro project, which will be integrated with the exiting suburban railway network and bus stops, will feature automatic trains and will use the latest metro cars, signalling and communication systems.