Mott MacDonald Group Limited, a UK-based engineering services consultancy, has won a contract from Larsen and Toubro to design six stations for the Hyderabad metro development in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The INR164 billion ($3.1 billion) Hyderabad metro project covers a total distance of 71.16km. The project comprises three corridors and 66 stations Miyapur to L.B. Nagar (28.87 km/27 stations), Jubilee Bus Station to Falaknuma (14.78km/14 stations) and Nagole to Shilparamam (27.51km/23 stations). Currently, Larsen and Toubro is implementing the metro works in Hyderabad.
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. It will use building information modelling (BIM) which will offer significant benefits such as better resolved solutions, faster project delivery, enhanced sustainability and improved whole life performance.
The metro will be capable of carrying 60,000 passengers per hour at peak times. The power will be fed back into the grid through regenerative braking supplying 45% of the energy required. The construction work for the entire project is due to be completed by the end of 2017.