KCR directs L&T Metro to lay new Metro line to extend link upto Hyderabad International Airport

Hyderabad: Expressing concern over the officials’ negligence to include Shamshabad International Airport in the Metro Rail design, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today directed the HMR to lay new line to it besides laying new lines connecting Rayadurgam and Falaknuma.

During a high-level review meeting on the works, the Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to focus on connecting LB Nagar and Chandrayangutta stretch. KCR asked the officials to prepare a plan of complete security en route metro project, at railway stations and metro rails on lines of Delhi Metro Rail. The Metro Rail should connect Imlibun and Jubilee bus stations and Secunderabad and railway stations and pick up commuters on time, he said, adding that those coming to the city should make use of this new facility.

Offering to provide subsidized power for the project, the Chief Minister said the State police and other departments will offer necessary cooperation for the speedy completion of the works. Stating that his government has allotted Rs 2,000 crore for the project, which was going on fast pace, he claimed that he got permissions from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the one-and-a-half kilometer Cantonment land pending for three years and for construction of eight Road Over Bridges in the twin cities.

The Chief Minister also accorded permission to the Fire Services department for the Metro Rail project. The officials informed KCR that of 72 km stretch, 8 km at Nagole and Mettuguda and 11 km connecting Miyapur and SR Nagar, besides laying foundation for 49 km, pillars for 45 km and viaducts in 36.5 km stretch.