AP ropes in Sreedharan as Princiapl Advisor for Vijayawada and Vizag Metro Rail Projects

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr.N.Chandrababu Naidu announces his decision to elect Dr.E.Sreedharan as Principal Advisor for Metro Rail projects in Residual Andhra post bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh for carving out Telangana – wanted Dr.Sreedharan to prepare a feasibility report for a rail based mass rapid transit system at Vizag and Vijayawada

‘Metro man’ E. Sreedharan with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad on Monday.
‘Metro man’ Dr.E.Sreedharan with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad on Monday.

Hyderabad (HYD): In a major step towards realising the dreams of metro rail for Andhra Pradesh, the State government has appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Principal Advisor Dr.E. Sreedharan as its Principal Advisor for metro rail projects. Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu announced a decision to this effect after a meeting with Dr.Sreedharan at his office on Monday. He announced the government’s intentions to set up metro rail projects in Visakhapatnam and VGTM (Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali and Mangalagiri) area.  Setting the ball rolling for its metro rail projects, the Andhra Pradesh government today assigned Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) to construct the twin projects at Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalgiri (VGTM) and the proposed one at the temple town of Tirupati .

Mr.Naidu wanted the DMRC principal advisor to complete both the projects in three and a half years time. He wanted Dr.Sreedharan to prepare a feasibility report for a rail based mass rapid transit system. The State government also proposed a metro rail project for Tirupati, but works on the project would be initiated once the projects in Visakhapatnam and VGTM areas were completed. Dr.Sreedharan assured the Chief Minister that the DMRC would support and assist the State government in every way possible, according to an official press release.

Sreedharan takes part in Hyderabad Metro train test runs

Metroman and Ex.MD of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Dr.E.Sreedharan and HMR MD N.V.S.Reddy jointly participated in a Metro train test run on Monday from Nagole to the Survey of India metro station. They have also inspected various facilities of Uppal Metro Rail depot and Nagole station.

Appreciating the innovative design features of Hyderabad metro stations and the extreme engineering pre-cast techniques adopted in viaduct and station construction by L&T, Dr. Sreedharan stated that the metro project will bring many more laurels to the fast growing metro rail sector in the country, to Hyderabad and the L&T Group.

Mr.Reddy thanked Dr.Sreedharan for participating in the test run, checking the facilities coming up and sought his continued guidance. L&TMRHL P.D.M.P.Naidu, Rail Systems head A.K.Saini, Keolis MD Emanuel Kuhn and senior engineers were present – a press release said.

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