Union Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna was all praise for the project
Eco-friendly overhead stations designed by the L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad engineers for the city's metro rail project providing for natural ventilation and thereby reducing power consumption is worth emulating by other metro rail projects underway in different cities.
This was stated by Union Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna on Wednesday after witnessing the ongoing construction at the Uppal depot and pier works.
He mentioned that he would be recommending the eco-friendly design to the other metro projects.
Mr. Krishna was also appreciative of the successive translocation of the uprooted trees along the three corridors and the plantation drive. A documentary of the exercise should be sent to the Central government so that other developmental projects could follow suit, he said.
Hyderabad project's approach in pre-fixing passenger fares and fare escalation formula before the bid process and issuing fare notification on these lines had insulated the project from possible legal disputes at a later stage, a press release said.
He also promised that the Centre would positively consider funding additional pedestrian facilities being planned like skywalks, bicycle tracks, street furniture, etc., under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) based on the study being conducted by IIT Delhi. A sum of Rs.19 lakh was already sanctioned for the study by the Centre.
Mr. N.V.S. Reddy, in his presentation informed the Union Secretary that field works were in full swing in Nagole-Mettuguda stretch on corridor-III and at Miyapur on corridor-I.
Mr. Reddy highlighted the balanced approach that was followed in allocation of risks between the government authority and the private concessionaire.
Krishna appreciates translocation of uprooted trees along the three corridors Field works in full swing in Nagole-Mettuguda stretch on corridor-III and at Miyapur on corridor-I
Krishna appreciates translocation of uprooted trees along the three corridors
Field works in full swing in Nagole-Mettuguda stretch on corridor-III and at Miyapur on corridor-I