Controversy Regarding MMTS Rail in Shamshabad

Shamshabad-mmtsHyderabad: Controversy is now surrounding the MMTS rail. Rail connectivity to shamshabad international airport is likely to create a tug war between the airport operator GMR and state government.

As GMR refusing to allot land to set up an MMTS station in the airport premises were it was kept pending for past three years. They say that with these connectivity air passengers from incurring heavy expenditure on cabs for transportation.

According to the report, GMR tie-up with the meru cabs and sky cabs, there have been claims that it has been denying to access to MMTS as so much interest of cabs and make profit on revenue-shaing.On other hand GMR refuted the issue.MMTS is being denied access into the airport only on “security grounds”.

Anyways the MP’s of state were discussing the issue with the SCR authorities. And the general manager P.K.Srivastava informed them that they were ready to provide the connectivity but GMR is not cooperating they said. Finally GMR reached an understanding with SCR and govt that they needs the station at 3 km away from airport terminal.

But SCR said that the existing Umdanagar railway station is just 6 km away from the airport and building another within 3km will not serve any purpose .

Medaram Jathara

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