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Updated: April 27, 2012 09:56 IST

Plan to get 60 metro rail piers ready before monsoon

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MASSIVE PROJECT: Construction work in progress for the Hyderabad Metro Rail project at Uppal. Photo: Nagara Gopal
MASSIVE PROJECT: Construction work in progress for the Hyderabad Metro Rail project at Uppal. Photo: Nagara Gopal

Foundations being laid on Nagole-Mettuguda stretch

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR) and Larsen & Toubro Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (L&TMRH) have decided to get at least 60 piers (pillars) ready on the Nagole-Mettuguda stretch before the monsoon sets in.

Foundation work for six piers is currently being done on the eight kilometre stretch labelled as stage one of the elevated metro rail project spanning 71.16 km across the three dense traffic corridors of the twin cities. Stage one forms part of the Line Three – Nagole to Shilparamam and it will have 305 piers.

Next month, piers foundation work for the second stage – Miyapur to S.R. Nagar, part of the Line One – Miyapur to L.B.Nagar, is to begin, according to HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy on Thursday.

‘Bhoomi puja'

Earlier in the day, on the occasion of birth anniversary of Adi Sankara, L&TMRHL conducted the ‘bhoomi puja' for the operations and maintenance division of the metro rail at the Uppal depot as also for two piers coming on the route, in the presence of Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi and senior officials of the Government.

Principal Secretaries – B. Sambob (Municipal Administration & Urban Development), S.P. Singh (Roads & Buildings), Premchandra Reddy (Finance), GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu, HMWSSB MD Adhar Sinha, APCPDCL MD Anantaramu, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, Additional CP (Traffic) C.V. Anand, L&TMRHL MD V.B. Gadgil and others, were present.

The operations and maintenance unit coming up at the depot will be the key nerve centre for all the metro rail activities across the three routes. Senior officials expect close to Rs. 1,000 crore to be invested in the depot alone.

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Happy to notice that our very own Hyderabad is equipping with top class
Metro service. I am sure that it will eliminate major traffic issues in
busy narrow roads

from:  Vamshi
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012 at 18:57 IST

Awdhi, kindly enlighten how "working for MNC's" is NOT working for nation. One must give thoughts to what one is about to say, it will help none but you. Also, try to give double thoughts to views that may raise a controversy on a public platform.

from:  Rahul
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012 at 18:43 IST


Recently the government & petroleum companies have locked their horns to increase petrol , LPG , CNG, & Diesel Prices...

the root cause of problem is that we do not have an alternative Energy Source in India..& you may surprise that in coming 5 years this same petrol or diesel will be sold above @ 250 INR per litre.

wake up nation!!!!!!!

produce more electricity by using home fuel Thermal Coal & use Electric trains for Goods transportation than diesel brunet trucks.

Use electric run Metro trains in Cities than petrol hungry cars & Bikes.

use Electricity to cook food in homes than Dangerous & costly LPG which everyday burning Indian Economy & the money of Country going to Iran & Middle east countries.

use & innovate Electric cars.

the Idea is use the fuel which you have in your home.

In long run Nuclear power & Solar Energy can be augmented to meet the demand.

wake up nation....than rely on Corrupt politicians who finding new ways to loot country & pseudo intellectuals IIT -IIM which are doing nothing for nation than working in MNC's .

from:  Awdhi
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012 at 16:36 IST

Good news to Hyderabadis. At last piers construction is begin. Hope it will be completed on time without any major issues.

from:  Phani Kumar
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012 at 14:03 IST
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