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.
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.
Keywords: Hyderabad Metro Rail