Telangana CS informed about progress on Hyderabad Metro

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Managing Director N V S Reddy informed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma that 1,967 foundations (52 km) and 1,860 pillars (49 km) have been laid, while construction of 47 km of the 72-km viaduct has been completed, it was officially announced here today.

According to an HMR release issued here, the Chief Secretary held a Special Task Force (STF) meeting today to review the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail project.

Making a detailed presentation on the Action Taken Report (ATR) on decisions of previous STF meetings, the HMR MD informed the Chief Secretary that with the acquisition of nine more properties since the last STF meeting, hurdles for metro station works at New Gandhi Hospital, RTC X Roads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda, Begumpet, Road Number 5 of Jubilee Hills have been removed, after which construction of these metro railway stations will be speeded up, the release stated.

Reddy indicated that only 103 properties remain to be acquired for road-widening in metro railway corridors and that only a few properties in Jubilee Hills, Ameerpet Junction, near Sangeet Junction, besides Begumpet are critical for the metro railway’s right of way and that the land acquisition process is at various stages for these buildings, the release stated.

He also gave the Chief Secretary a list of 35 properties including a building stuck in court cases to enable the latter to meet the Advocate General to expedite court cases, the release stated.

The Chief Secretary advised setting stiffer time targets for L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (L&TMRHL) to shift water, sewer and electrical lines in Musheerabad-Narayanaguda stretch of Corridor-II and Madhuranagar-Yousufguda-Krishnanagar stretch of Corridor-III as well as closely monitor their progress, the release stated.

He reviewed the progress of MMTS Phase-II during the meeting and discussed integration of Hyderabad Metro Rail with existing rail terminals, MMTS stations and bus depots, and directed the HMR Managing Director to ensure a seamless commute across the city, the release stated.