हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited Chairman YM Deosthalee called on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday and requested him to facilitate more work fronts for Metro Rail construction so that the project can be completed as per schedule. The meeting assumed significance at at a time when the State government had decided to change the alignment of Metro Rail to protect the heritage structures.
The Chief Minister made his intentions and plans clearly to Deosthalee and others from L&T. The Chief Minister told them that the Metro Rail plans were prepared for just 72 km, which lacked vision to serve the future needs of Hyderabad.
The Chief Minister said that the State government had decided to extend the Hyderabad Metro Rail for 200 km from the present 72 km. The Chief Minister informed L&T senior management that Metro Rail would be an important component of the Master Plan for the city and that Metro Rail would be extended by another 200 Kms in phases.
Chief Minister Rao made it clear that top priority will be accorded to Metro Rail construction activities and he instructed GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar to speed up road widening in Metro Rail corridors.
The Chief Minister also instructed Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy and HMR MD NVS Reddy to jointly work out traffic management plans and alternate routes and advised traffic police to create temporary one ways or even closure of some stretches of roads if required for a short period to speed up Metro Rail works.
The Chief Minister advised the Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy and Excise Minister T Padma Rao who hail from Hyderabad to coordinate Metro Rail construction activities.
The Chief Minister directed the Ministers to convince the local residents for road-widening, one-ways, temporary road closures etc so that Hyderabad Metro Rail can create a world record in terms of speed and safety in construction.