Hyderabad Metro Phase 3: Aarvee & Systra Win DPR Consultant Work

Aarvee Associates and Systra MVA Consulting India have been declared as the preferred bidders for preparing 4 Detailed Project Reports (DPR) of the 278 km Hyderabad Metro Phase 3 project.

Hyderabad Metro’s Phase 3 by Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd. (HAML) will be executed in 2 parts – 142 km Part A with 68 stations and 136 km Part B on Hyderabad’s Outer Ring Road with 16 stations.

HAML had invited bids for the DPR’s preparation through 4 packages in mid-August 2023 and received bids from 5 firms. Aarvee placed the highest technical score and lowest financial bid. Per the tender conditions, a firm could only win 2 contracts, so the next highest technical scorer (Systra) was invited to match Aarvee’s financial bid.

Package 1 (48 km)

Winner: Systra (Rs. 2.55 crore)

  • BHEL – Patancheruvu – ORR – Isnapur (13 km)
  • L.B. Nagar – Hayathnagar – Pedda Amberpet (13 km)
  • ORR Patancheruvu Interchange – Kokapet – ORR Narsingi Interchange (22 km)

Package 2 (94 km)

Winner: Aarvee Associates (Rs. 3.05 crore)

  • Shamshabad Jn Metro Stn. – Kothur – Shadnagar (28 km)
  • Shamshabad Airport Stn. – Tukkuguda – Pharma City (26 km)
  • ORR Shamshabad Interchange – ORR Pedda Amberpet Jn (40 km)

Package 3 (78 km)

Winner: Aarvee Associates (Rs.2.53 crore)

  • Uppal X Road – Ghatkesar – Bibinagar (25 km)
  • Tarnaka X Road – ECIL X Road (8 km)
  • ORR Pedda Amberpet Jn – Ghatsekar – ORR Medchal Jn (45 km)

Package 4 (58 km)

Winner: Systra (Rs. 2.56 crore)

  • Double Elevated Flyover / Metro from JBS Metro Rail Station to Tumkunta (17 km)
  • Double Elevated Flyover / Metro from Paradise X Road to Kandlakoya (12 km)
  • ORR Medchal Interchange – Dundigal – ORR Patancheruvu Interchange (29 km)
Map of Hyderabad Metro’s selected Phase 3 corridors – via MissionTG on X (Twitter)

I hear HAML plans to issue Letter of Awards (LoAs) on September 6.

Per HAML’s MD, the selected firms will have to first submit Preliminary Project Reports (PPRs) in 2 months duly carrying out traffic surveys, travel demand forecasting, ridership estimates, alternative options analysis etc., and recommend suitable modes of public transport.

They will next prepare DPRs in 3 months with details of alignment, viaduct/at grade/underground options, stations & depots, electric traction, signaling & train communication, coaches, environment/social impact assessment, transit oriented development, last mile connectivity, cost estimates, fare structure, financial analysis, project implementation plan, etc.

I’m currently out traveling and will update this post with more information and my thoughts soon, so do check back. I do find it strange though that the project is being executed/managed by Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd. (HAML) and not by Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMLR).

Update: The project’s ticket-size is too large to be constructed in one go. 278 km is unprecedented in India, and HAML hasn’t quite announced how they plan to finance this project or even Phase 2 which has been in the works for many years.

The creation of DPRs for each corridor is a good exercise and the logical first step, but if anything, I see this phase being broken into smaller chunks. Long way to go here. With the Lok Sabha elections coming up, we need to be a little more careful in managing our expectations when any kind of announcement is made.

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20 Responses to "Hyderabad Metro Phase 3: Aarvee & Systra Win DPR Consultant Work"

  1. R. Ramaraju says:

    I am eagerly awaiting your “thoughts”. Other than your thoughts, the rest of the mainstream media has already covered this with as much detail as possible. By the way, the analysis done by MissionTG with such an intricately drawn map is incredible—hats off to MissionTG for his hard work.

  2. Ishaq says:

    When will the work start for old city metro work

  3. Nice says:

    Nice to hear

  4. Dinesh says:

    The ORR metro doens’t make sense when there is a need for more metro wthin the city. ALl major highways should have metro in the first place.

  5. Santosh says:

    I think. ORR Metro doesn’t make sense, think lot of people travelling from Dammaiguda to Gachibowli ,better if we have metro from Dammaiguda to Gachibowli via as rao nagar, neredmet, rk puram , thirumalgiri, bowenpally, balanagar, hitech City railway station via…

    • Arafath says:

      Yes, we have facing a lot of problems to traveling from dammaiguda to hitech City, it’s good idea and good suggestion. I want people rise this as a requirement.

    • Xyz says:

      Tax we employee of secunderabad pay and all benifit goes to old city. When will Owaisi properties accross India be raided?

    • Kalyan Sai kurna says:

      All the places you have mentioned should pass through the defence area, it not possible as the defence won’t accept for it. So it not possible to directly reach there but a substitute option is there for you, so board a metro from ecil to tarnaka, then interchange at tarnaka then board a metro from tarnaka to raidurg. This is may be possible.

  6. Mohammed Laiq Mohsin says:

    As usual, the most busy route from Lakdi ka Pul to Mehdipatnam to Toli Chowki to Hitech City is ignored and not even discussed. What a shame!

  7. Arafath says:

    Yes, we have facing a lot of problems to traveling from dammaiguda to hitech City, it’s good idea and good suggestion. I want people rise this as a requirement

  8. Mohammad maqsood says:

    Looking good for fordword the city highlights

  9. Deepshikha says:

    Eager for thumkunta connectivity as Hakimpet shamirpet lot people will get ease. There r lot of people who works in IT and difficult to travel.

  10. M. Rajasheckaran Yadav says:

    Ghatkesar to RLNagar, Nagaram, Kusaiguda., Ecil, tarnaka may be sanctioned Metro rail, as traffic are heavy.

  11. Vinayak sagar says:



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