18|Feature ANDHRA PRADESH Hyderabad Metro
“A spin-off of economic prosperity and growing affluence is the traffic congestion and deterioration of air quality in cities. A good and efficient Public Transportation System is the only way to solve this problem and the Government of India is committed to develop world class transportation facilities in our cities. I am confident that the Hyderabad Metro Rail project will provide a high quality Mass Transit facility for Hyderabad and will facilitate the city’s transformation into a global city.” - Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development
Pradesh, is one of the fastest growing metros in India . The core area of the city covers about 625 sq. km (under the jurisdic- tion of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation). Apart from being the centre for phar- ma and some other traditional industries, the city has now
yderabad, the capital city of the state of Andhra
emerged as a major IT, ITES and other service sector indus- tries hub. With a number of universities, R&D institutions and other centres of higher education, modern corporate hospitals and a world-class new international airport, the city is a thriving urban agglomera- tion.
The city’s strategic geograph-
ical location, image as a multi- lingual cosmopolitan city and the pro-active policies of the state government are making it an attractive destination and a flourishing centre of trade and commerce. The population of the city, which is currently around 8 million, is projected to grow to 13.6 million by 2021.
In the absence of a comfortable and efficient public transpor- tation system, the traffic and transportation scenario of the city is a matter for concern. The existing public transport in the city is mainly the buses run by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
Hyderabad Industries: Ahead on R&D and innovation front
Hyderabad Industries (HIL) is a flag- ship Company of the C.K. Birla Group of Companies. Incorporated in the year 1946, it is the oldest fibre cement roof manufacturing companies in India. The company is proud to have developed brands that have stood the test of time and created a legacy of market leadership. The brand
“Charminar” The company’s foray into green and Info
built over a period of 60 years based on affordability, quality, strength and durability, con- tinues to enjoy the confidence of our customers. The company’s extensive sales and distribution network spread across the country, with a representation in all the states, is a result of continued efforts to extend the network and ensure availability of products even in remote rural areas.
innovative building solutions over the decade with the Aerocon AAC blocks and Aerocon Panels, a patented product, has proved to be a boon to the construction industry and also stands testament to its vision of sustaining domestic mar- ket leadership position and becoming a global provider of building products and solu- tions, with a commitment to support green building and habitats by supplying environ-
ment-friendly products and by following green and safe practices. HIL’s R&D division has been instru- mental in supporting quest for continu- ous improvement and delivering more value to customers. As a result of exten- sive R&D efforts, the company has suc- cessfully introduced new eco friendly
products like Aerocon C-Board and Aerocon Ceiling tiles. HIL’s Research and Development
Centre is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. The R&D centre provides valuable support and efforts towards product and process improve- ments, plant modernization, and techni- cal innovations. HIL is run by a team of dedicated pro- fessionals and has grown into an organi- sation occupying an eminent position in the building material industry of India. HIL is backed by the organizational and technical expertise of the Birlas and has a Board of directors comprising experi- enced personnel from Business, Finance and Industry. For further info: www.hil.in
Ramky Infrastructure: Catering to the needs of the nation
Ramky Infrastructure Limited (Ramky
Infra) is an integrated construction, infrastructure development and man- agement company in India. Since the commencement of its business in 1994, the company has done a range of con- struction and infrastructure projects in various sectors such as water and waste water, transportation (including termi- nals), irrigation, industrial construction & parks (including SEZs), power transmis- sion & distribution, and buildings. Based out of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Ramky Infra has strong national and international presence with zonal offices in Hyderabad, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, New Delhi & Kolkata, and regional offices in Chennai, Mumbai & Bengaluru for high business poten- tial and location advantages throughout India. The pan-India presence has ena- bled the Company to service the growing infrastructure needs across the country. Ramky Infra also has offices in the UAE and West Africa for overseas business operations Ramky Infra is the flagship company of
Ramky Group, a group of affiliated com- panies doing a range of construction and infrastructure projects in all the major sectors apart from providing services in waste management, environmental consulting, finance and accounting, data management, indirect procurement, real estate development, pharmaceuticals and emerging technologies.
Ramky Infra operates in two princi- pal business segments, the construc- tion business operated directly by the Company and the developer business operated through its subsidiaries and associates. A majority of the develop- ment projects are based on public pri- vate partnerships and are operated by separate special purpose vehicles pro- moted by Ramky Infra, JV Partners and respective governments. Ramky Infra is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2007 & OHSAS 18001 certified for Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems respectively, which the
Company applies to the design, devel- opment, engineering, procurement and construction of projects.
The company has been honored with numerous awards including Environmental Leadership Award (2004) from United States - Asia Environmental Partnership, Best Engineer of the Year Award (2005) from institution of Engineers (India) & Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Outstanding Concrete Structure Award (2005) from Indian Concrete Institute, at Hyderabad Centre, Best Project Award (2007- 2008) for Married Accommodation at Amritsar Military Station from Central Public Works Department, Govt. of India , Infrastructure Excellence Award - 2008 ESSAR Steel in
the Urban Infrastructure Category for 80 MLD STP at Airoli Project, Mumbai, the Water Digest Water Award
– 2010) Commendable Water Conserver in Waste Water Management for 80 MLD STP at Airoli Project, Mumbai, Certificate of Recognition by ESSAR Steel (2010 )in the Urban Infrastructure Category for ORR -1 Project, Hyderabad. Greentech Safety Silver Award (2010) in the Service Sector for Ramky
Hyderabad, Greentech Environment Excellence Award 2010 in the Service Sector for
in Environment Management
MLD STP at Airoli Project, Mumbai, the Water Digest Water Award (2011) as the Distinguished Water Company for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Water in India. Greentech Safety Gold Award (2011) for the Outstanding Achievement in Fire & Safety Management, Construction Week Awards, Editorial choice award: “Contractor of the Year “, “Corporate Social Responsibility Award “ and Jury Special Commendation : “ Sustainable Project of the Year “, Construction World Annual Award (2011) for the third fast- est growing construction company, D&B Axis Infra Awards 2011 for the best projects under the categories of Urban Infrastructure Development and Public Private Partnership Award respectively. For further info: www.ramkyinfrastructure.com
Outstanding achievement for 80
Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development
(APSRTC), a public sector undertaking of the state gov- ernment. Out of about 7.8 mil- lion motorised trips in the city, the share of public transport is only about 40%.Th
e rapid growth of the city, the rising income levels and the lack of a good public transportation sys- tem are resulting in phenome- nal increase in private vehicles, causing frequent traffic jams and high pollution levels in the city. Presently there are over 2.6 million vehicles and about 0.2 million vehicles are getting added every year.
Based on a number of Traffic and Transportation studies conducted by various agencies, Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) approved develop- ment of Hyderabad Metro Rail (MRTS) project in three high density traffic corridors of the city spanning over 71 km in phase-I. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), Traffic Survey Reports, and other related reports were prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the project. The three corridors spanning a length of approximately 71.16 km to be taken up in phase-I are as under. • Corridor I: Miyapur - LB Nagar : 28.87kms; 27 sta- tions.
• Corridor II: JBS - Falaknuma : 14.78 kms; 16 stations.
• Corridor III: Nagole - Shilparamam : 27.51 kms; 23 stations. The proposed Metro rail sys- tem will be a completely ele- vated system, generally run in the central median of the road. The proposed viaduct struc- ture for the elevated system is a ‘U’ shaped deck carrying two tracks on a single pier located on the median of the road. The track gauge will be
Standard Gauge (1435 mm) and the electrical traction will be of 750 vDC. The signalling system will have to cater to the needs of a designed speed of 80 KMPH, with state-of-the-art features consisting of Automatic Train Control (ATC), Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and upgrada- tion facility to Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The system will have to be designed to cater to 50,000 PHPDT for Corridors I and III and 35,000 PHPDT for Corridor II. It will have to be built, operated, maintained and transferred at the end of the Concession Period as per the provisions of the Concession Agreement. The perform- ance specifications and safety standards are enunciated in the Manual of Specifications & Standards (MSS), a well deliber- ated and published document of GoAP, based on ‘output ori- ented’ performance philoso- phy. The MSS provides scope for enough design flexibility and innovation, and it forms part of the Concession Agreement.
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