The Government has constituted a seven member sub-committee headed by GHMC Commissioner to examine all the issues pertaining to Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) phase one and phase two projects and submit a revised proposal immediately.
The South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager or his representative, Additional Secretary (Finance), HMDA’s Chief Engineer, GHMC’s Chief City Planner, APSRTC’s Executive Director (MMTS & BRTS) are members with MMTS Project Director being the Member-Convenor.
The panel was formed following a meeting held in the chambers of Chief Minister K. Rosaiah where pending railway projects including MMTS were discussed in October. It was observed that the special purpose vehicle for implementing the MMTS project should be pursued vigorously and review the estimated cost.
The meeting also felt that the project was already delayed and urgent action for its approval should be taken up. It was pointed out that the cost for phase two had escalated to Rs. 1,028 crore from the earlier envisaged Rs. 350 crore due to non-approval by the Ministry of Railways.