Steel, concrete bridges for metro rail crossings

Updated - June 24, 2016 01:37 pm IST

Published - September 23, 2014 12:10 am IST - HYDERABAD:

It will be steel bridges at Oliphenta and Bhoiguda and concrete bridges at Bharat Nagar, Chilkalguda, Alugaddabavi, Lakdikapul, Malakpet and Begumpet where the elevated metro rail will cross over the ground rail tracks, informed Hyderabad Metro Rail MD N.V.S. Reddy on Monday.

During a meeting with SCR General Manager P.K. Srivastava, he also discussed the modalities and requirement of “traffic blocks” (stoppage of trains for three hours each time for Metro Rail bridge segments) initially for Bharat Nagar crossing and later for the remaining seven crossings, a press release said.

Railway engineers are currently considering the designs made by L&TMRH. Other than Bharat Nagar and Begumpet railway tracks on ground level and Lakdikapul below the ground level, the railway tracks are already at a high level at the remaining five locations and metro rail over-bridges have to cross them at double heights ranging from 35 feet to 74 feet, leaving enough clearance for future double-decker trains.

Similarly, keeping future laying of tracks in mind, the obligatory span lengths are also designed for large lengths ranging from 128 feet to 272 feet, he explained. SCR was also told that a sum of Rs.69 crore was deposited by the government as “way leave charges” and cost of the affected railway properties. HMR also sought one-and-a-half acres of open land near Lekha Bhawan for stacking metro construction material.

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