The Telangana government urged the Centre on Thursday to submit quality specifications and a legal framework as soon as possible for the start of the proposed project. Telangana is planning to build a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) corridor of 10 kilometres in Hyderabad.
The issue was discussed by Telangana Urban Development and IT Minister KT Rama Rao in a meeting with Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri here.
The PRT is a form of public transportation that offers users comfortable and highly dependable last-mile connectivity.
Rao stated during the conference that the state government is looking into options for smart urban transportation systems, such as PRT and ropeway systems to serve as feeder services to the metro rail and multi-modal transportation system (MMTS).
There is a proposal to develop a PRT corridor for a length of 10 km, from the state assembly to Paradise metro station with a spur to Khairathabad metro station and MMTS station at James Street Station and Khairathabad Station, he said.
Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Ltd are the consultants for the preparation of feasibility study and detailed project report, he said.
Rao added that it is believed that a powerful committee has been formed by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to establish guidelines and requirements for the nation’s PRT system.
“As the Telangana government is keen to take up the implementation of the above-said corridor with the PRT system, you are requested to kindly use your good offices with MoRTH to provide standards, specifications, and legal/regulatory framework at the earliest so that the project can move forward,” Rao said in a representation made to the union minister.
In addition, the state minister demanded that the Centre pay for one-third of the ambitious sewage project in Hyderabad and the surrounding districts up to the outer ring road, which will cost Rs. 8,684.54 crore.