SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Standardization boosts domestic growth, exports: Prabhu  • PM interacts with farmers across the country  • General Electric to be removed from Dow index  • Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill'  • Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project 
Last updated: 14 Nov, 2017  

Metro.9.Thmb.jpg No commitment from Telangana for Hyderabad Metro cost overrun

Metro.9.jpg
Delhi Metro
   Top Stories
» Standardization boosts domestic growth, exports: Prabhu
» PM interacts with farmers across the country
» Govt declares national targets for off-shore wind power
» 'Small industries must get in-hand training on Industrial security'
» Govt to spend $1 bn to boost services exports: Prabhu
SME Times News Bureau | 14 Nov, 2017
The Telangana government has not committed to bear the cost overrun of the Hyderabad Metro, whose first phase will be inaugurated later this month, a senior cabinet minister said on Monday.

Minister for Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao told the state legislative assembly that Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in its correspondence with the state government mentioned about the cost overrun.

He, however, said the government had not yet confirmed cost escalation or committed to bear the additional expenditure.

Billed as the world's biggest metro rail project in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, it was taken up in 2012 at a cost of Rs 14,132 crore.

The minister did not give any figure but the revised project cost is estimated to be nearly Rs 19,000 crore. L&T has reportedly sought additional amount of Rs 3,756 crore from the state government.

The original construction period for the 71.16 km elevated metro ended in July this year but the project could not be completed due to various reasons and the developer was granted 17 month extension.

The entire project, barring 5 km stretch in the Old City and about 1 km stretch between Hitec city and Raidurg, is now likely to completed by the end of 2018.

The minister stated that the state government had allocated Rs 3,000 crore for land acquisition, shifting of utilities and other works relating the project and out of this Rs 2,240 crore was already spent.

The Centre is providing Rs 1,458 crore towards Viability Gap Funding (VGF) and out of this it has already released Rs 958 crore.

The first phase of 30 km is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28.

"We are yet to receive confirmation from the Prime Minister's Office but it is expected any moment," said the minister.

The minister claimed that this would also be the first metro project in the country where 30-km stretch will be inaugurated in the first phase. He said no metro in the country began its operations with more than 11 km.

Rama Rao said a delegation of state government officials had recently visited Japan for the second phase of the Hyderabad Metro.
 
Print the Page Add to Favorite
 
Share this on :
 

Please comment on this story:
 
Subject :
Message:
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:
 

 
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 21 Jun, 2018
  Daily Poll
Is counterfeiting a major threat to SMEs?
 Yes
 No
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» Starting an import export business: Basic guide for beginners(21)
» Modi interacts with Digital India beneficiaries(1)
» Fiscal deficit, GDP data: Is it a turnaround(1)
» Lend more to MSMEs, RBI urges NBFCs(1)
» RBI's surprise rate-hike(1)
 
 
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter