Title: Hyderabad Metro Rail

Language: English

Type: Website

Nature: Case Study

Published: October 17, 2021


Region: South Asia

Country: India

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Innovative Revenues for Infrastructure, Rail

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Document Summary:

This project was developed as a Design Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) public-private partnership (PPP) with a five-year construction period, 30-year operation period, and a 25-year potential extension.


Document Details:

  • Greater Hyderabad has a metropolitan area of 6,852 km2 and a population of approximately 13.6 million in 2021.
  • Hyderabad has over 5 million personal vehicles, with 500,000 new vehicles being registered each year. Road congestion and pollution is a significant problem, with only 3.2 million of the approximately 8 million daily vehicle trips being taken on public transport.
  • Hyderabad's growing population and road congestion resulted in the Government of Andhra Pradesh pursuing Hyderabad Metro Rail which, in its first phase, is a 72 km network covering three high-density traffic corridors.
  • Hyderabad was the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh at the time of project initiation, and on 2 June 2014 became the capital of the newly-formed state of Telangana. This generated a significant change in the economic and political outlook for Hyderabad, resulting in a material impact on the viability of the project.


Updated: August 1, 2023