Hyderabad: The proposal to have a satellite railway terminal at Cherlapally by upgrading the existing railway station there has received a major boost with the Union government sanctioning Rs 5 crore for the first year of work on the terminal.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 80 crore, with plans afoot to develop the station with six platforms and quality infrastructure, South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said here on Friday.
The SCR has 30 acres of land at Cherlapally and requires another 100 acres to take up the project.
“We have requested the State government to allot 100 acres and the talks are in an advanced stage,” he said, adding that the State government was also interested in the project.
Meanwhile, Rs 100 crore has been allotted as the Railway’s share for the second phase of the MMTS project while an additional Rs 16 crore has been sanctioned for the Ghatkesar – Yadadri extension, also part of the MMTS Phase II works.
“A new work of Rs 5.86 crore is also sanctioned for extension of the existing pit line to accommodate 12 car MMTS rakes at the Moula Ali carshed,” he said.
Apart from this, Rs 9.61 crore has been sanctioned for augmentation of the MEMU/DEMU car shed to hold 16 rakes at Moula Ali, Yadav said.
“At Kacheguda, permission has been given for relocation of the existing intermediate overhauling (IOH) shed in order to decongest the coaching complex. This is estimated to cost Rs 8 crore,” he said.