‘City not ready to face another disaster’

HYDERABAD: Scientist P.M. Bhargava on Sunday cautioned authorities not to repeat the same mistakes, made while finalising Shamshabad international airport deal, in the elevated metro rail project. The founder of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology felt that city was not ready to face “another disaster” like the international airport. At an open forum on ‘Elevated metro rail’ held by Citizens for a Better Public Transport at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, he drew parallels between the airport and metro rail. “They did not consult public before constructing international airport. They are doing it once again,” he said. “I have never seen such a bad service at any other international airport in the world,” he said. Kuldip Singh, architect involved in campaign against elevated metros in New Delhi and Kochi, felt that movement against metro rail should be broad based.