Hyderabad

Hyderabad Metro rail authorities taking no chances

Six special engineering teams have been formed to take up rectification work in the aftermath of the death of a woman at Ameerpet metro station recently.

Six special engineering teams have been formed to take up rectification work in the aftermath of the death of a woman at Ameerpet metro station recently.  

Begins repair work at stations alongside two corridors

A week after the mishap where a woman lost her life at Ameerpet metro station, the Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities have stated that the repair work was currently under way at the stations alongside the two corridors where public transport is currently running on Tuesday.

The victim, Mounika, died when a piece of mortar fell on her head even as she was taking shelter underneath the metro station from rain on September 22 leading to criticism and doubts over the safety aspects of the metro rail project and maintenance protocols.

HMR managing director N.V.S. Reddy informed that the L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH), the concessionaire building and operating the project, has formed six special engineering teams with boom lifts, floodlights and other equipment to take up rectification work from midnight to early morning to check stations and all other structures.

“Repairs are being taken up in such a manner so as to not cause any obstruction to the traffic. I am closely monitoring the repair work of all the metro stations and other structures in the aftermath of the unfortunate accident at Ameerpet metro station as directed by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao,” he said.

Mr. Reddy said all parts of the station areas and other structures are being micro-examined. While the overall position of the structures was found to be safe and satisfactory by the engineering teams, they are even repairing minute non-structural cracks, surface plaster peel-offs, concrete chip-offs, loose concrete pieces and loose coping stones.

Corridor One from Miyapur to L.B. Nagar (27 km) and Corridor Three from Nagole to Hi-Tec City (27 km) are currently running with about 3 lakh passengers making use of the facility.

Soon, the Raidurg metro station would be made operational, while Corridor Two from JBS to MGBS is scheduled to be opened for commercial operations by November.

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