Hyderabad: Metro rail works between Mettuguda and Secunderabad will be completed early next year, HMRL Managing Director N.V.S Reddy said on Saturday.
He also clarified that no date has been fixed for operation between Mettuguda and Nagole, the first eight kilometre stretch ready for operations.
Mr. Reddy, who accompanied Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya during an inspection tour of the Nagole and Uppal overhead stations on corridor-three (Nagole-Shilparamam-Raidurg) and the adjacent train shed facility, said that 50 per cent of the works were completed, physically and financially, as 36 km of viaduct has been installed.
The Union Minister on his part assured that all cooperation is being extended by the Central government to the metro rail project.
He also assured support to farmers of Uppal area who had represented to him about delay in obtaining compensation for land they had given up for the metro rail development. The Minister was accompanied by Malkajigiri parliamentarian Ch. Malla Reddy and Uppal legislator N.V.S.S Prabhakar.
The metro rail project is being built on three corridors with the other two being – Jubilee Bus Station to Falaknuma (Corridor two) and Miyapur to L.B. Nagar (Corridor one)