Traffic has become a major issue in the city of Hyderabad, and before it becomes a hurdle for the citizens of Hyderabad, the state government is planning to start another transport system in the city for the public. We know that the city already has a multi-model transport system or MMTS, Hyderabad Metro Rail, or HMR. Now the government is planning to introduce a light rail transit system or LRTS. While the planning is on, nothing has been finalized as yet. If it happens, then traffic issues between Kukatpally and Kokapet will be resolved.
It is known that there are quite a few MNCs operating in Gachibowli, Rayadurgam, Hi-Tech city, Financial district, and Kokapet areas. Many more companies are likely to set up shop in these areas. Already lakhs of employees are working in these companies, and they have to commute daily. If the numbers double or increase, commuting will be a headache thanks to the increasing number of vehicles. So, the government sees the need for yet another transport system.
Since Kukatpally Housing Board is one of the densely populated areas in the city, the government is contemplating starting a light rail system between KPHB and Kokapet. Already United Metropolitan Transport Authority (HUMTA) has prepared a project report, and HMNTA, HMDA, and HMR are going to be partners in the project.
As per present estimates, the light rail will be laid on a stretch of 24.50 km. Via this route, KPHB, Raidurgam metro stations, Hi-Tech city MMTS station will be combined. And at Narsingi, Metro Phase 2 line will touch the route. The government maintains that it will be a low-cost option to a big problem.