Work on piers begins on the Miyapur-S.R. Nagar stretch
L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, the concessionaire entrusted with the task of building the elevated metro rail network across the three corridors in the twin cities has announced the commencement of construction schedule for piers (pillars) on the Line one – Miyapur to L.B.Nagar route on Wednesday.
The entire project of 71.16 km has been divided into a six stage construction schedule and piers work has begun on the 13 km long stretch between Miyapur-S.R.Nagar with a traditional ‘pooja' by top officials led by LTMRH Chief Executive & Managing Director V.B. Gadgil, L&T (Construction) Executive Vice-President J. Ganguli, senior officials belonging to Louis Berger (Independent Engineer) and Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR).
While the monthly schedule of piers construction is said to be between 10-15, 438 such piers are to be built on the road median on this particular stretch of stage two of the project and expected to be operational by December 2014. Altogether, the Miyapur – L B Nagar corridor will have a length of 28.87 km with 27 stations and one of the two main depots at Miyapur.
Continuing on national highway nine, the line passes through JNTU, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Bharatnagar, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Nampally, MGBS, Malakpet, Dilsukhnagar and will terminate at L.B Nagar. The other two lines are:
Corridor Two -Jubilee Bus Station to Falaknuma: 14.78 km and 16 stations; Corridor Three – Nagole to Shilparamam: 27.51 km and 23 stations. As per the construction schedule of the project announced by the L&TMRH, work has started on stage one between Nagole-Mettuguda and stage two between Miyapur-S.R.Nagar. Stage three will be between Mettuguda-Begumpet, stage four between Begumpet to Shilparamam, stage five between S.R.Nagar to L.B.Nagar and stage six between JBS to Falaknuma.
L&TMRH officials have stated that the ground level works were continuing in the Miyapur depot to bring to a point when constructions could be begin whereas the work was at a fairly advanced level in the Uppal depot where the main communication centre too would be coming up.