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HMR has roped in IIT Delhi for designing the facilities: Managing Director

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR) has roped in Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) for designing pedestrian friendly facilities including 200 skywalks along the three corridors across the city.


“We are going to give utmost importance to pedestrian facilities. We are planning to seek the Centre's assistance to the tune of Rs.200 crore under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM),” said HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy.

Addressing a press conference after inspecting metro facilitation works between Miyapur to S.R.Nagar along with Kukatpally MLA Jayaprakash Narayan and Serlingampally MLA Bikshapathi Yadav here on Friday, he pointed out that these would be in addition to the Rs.1,458 crore viability gap funding by the Centre for the Rs.14,182 crore project.

The 11-km Miyapur-S.R.Nagar stretch, part of Line One – Miyapur to L.B.Nagar route, is scheduled to be the second section to get ready in two years time. First section to be opened is being planned between the eight kilometre stretch from Nagole to Mettuguda by December 2014. It is part of Line Two -- Nagole to Shilparamam route, explained Mr. Reddy.


Several facilitation works are being undertaken on the stretch like widening of the carriageway by one-and-a-half lanes on either side of the National Highway (NH) between Miyapur-Bharatnagar at a cost of Rs. 17.5 crore and between L.B.Nagar-Malakpet (Rs. 16.5 crore) to give more space for vehicles during construction. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) after initially refusing has permitted the metro rail alignment in the central median in October last year.

GHMC has also taken up development of alternate roads like IDL Lake to Ashoka building, Moosapet crossroads to Hitec City flyover, Nizampet to Vasanthnagar, Sanatnagar RUB to Srinagar Colony, ESI Hospital to Yousufguda, Godrej ‘Y' junction to Dharam Karan Road, at more than Rs.50 crore.

Shifting of streetlights, overhead electrical lines, improving junctions, removing 400 trees between Miyapur-Ameerpet with compensatory plantation, translocating 385 trees, acquiring 97 properties, etc., were under various stages, Mr. Reddy pointed out.

Taking possession of the 104 acre Miyapur land has given a confidence boost to the project, Mr. Reddy said and appealed against “creating obstacles” as L&T has taken a big risk by investing into the project. Seamless travel through a single ticket across the metro, MMTS and bus was being planned.

Main railway stations – Secunderabad, Kacheguda and Nampally and bus stations at JBS and MGBS were being interlinked with the metro lines. The MD reiterated that MMTS and APSRTC were exempt from the non-competing clause.



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