Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Larsen and Toubro as detailed design engineer for six stations of the ambitious Hyderabad metro development in India.
Covering a total distance of 71.16km, the project comprises three corridors and 66 stations in total, and is hoped to carry 60,000 passengers each hour at peak times.
A interesting feature of the system is that power will be fed back into the grid through regenerative braking, supplying 45% of the energy required.
Mott MacDonald will provide architectural, structural, and public health design services for three interchange stations at Ameerpet, Parade Grounds and the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station. The consultancy will also design three other stations located at Panjagutta, Hi-Tech City, and Jubilee Hills Checkpost.
Construction of the entire scheme is due to be completed by the end of 2017.
The line will cover a distance of 71km (Credit: Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd.)