The survey of the high-speed rail between Hyderabad and Mumbai is going on for some time now. Representatives of National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited arrived in Sangareddy on Wednesday. In the presence of Additional District Collector Rajarshisha at the Collectorate, they have explained the project details to the public.
The proposal is to build a 650 km long railway line from Kollur (Hyderabad) to Thane in Maharashtra. The train will enter Telangana at Karankota in the Tandur Mandal of Vikarabad district. After traveling 68.5 km in Vikarabad district, it enters Rangareddy district. After traveling 9.29 km in that district, it will travel for 14.36 km in the Sangareddy district. The high-speed train travels through 50 villages in all three districts.
Officials estimated that the project would require 124 hectares of land in the Vikarabad district, 16.26 hectares in Rangareddy, and 30.36 hectares in Sangareddy. A 91 km stretch will be constructed in Telangana for high-speed rail. Most of the track will be on the bridge itself. In some places, it is possible to build on the ground only. Real estate in Kollur, which adjoins the Outer Ring Road, is booming. The government has built more than 15,000 double-bedroom houses for the city's poor. The IT industry has also expanded considerably. It is in this context that proposals are being prepared to allow high-speed trains to ply this route. It is said that Kollur is likely to become known as the Hyderabad station in the coming days.