Hyderabad: The first rails of the Hyderabad Metro Rail sourced from Tata Steel plant (France) will be laid on the viaduct between Nagole and Mettuguda or the stage one of the project, in a couple of days time.
The project is on schedule and at the current pace, Metro Rail authorities are confident of meeting the March 2015 deadline to run the first train on this section.
“We have spent INR3, 000 crore till date and we have 500 days to go for meeting our schedule of running the maiden train. “Track welding and ballast works will begin soon. Work on the Nagole and Miyapur depots are progressing along with stations construction and piers,” said L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) Chief Executive & Managing Director V.B. Gadgil.
“We are on dot as per our commitment to give an Ugadi gift to the citizens.
The 1,000 foundation pier was done recently near Sangeet junction and most of the work on stage one will be completed by December 2014,” Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) MD N.V.S. Reddy said. At a joint press conference, Gadgil said 12 km of viaduct was completed and power supply stations at three locations would be ready within a few months.
The first full-fledged coach of the Metro Rail would also be ready for trial runs by the middle of next year as assured by Hyundai-Rotem, he said.
As part of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD), construction of commercial buildings would also begin at Punjagutta and Madhapur near the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
Recently 62 acres was taken on lease from HMT in Qutbullapur for a second pre-cast segments construction yard in addition to the existing one at Uppal for making the required number of 28,000 segments.