Chief Secretary Dr Rajiv Sharma conducted Special Task Force (STF) meeting on the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail project on Tuesday.
The Chief Secretary informed the heads of departments that Hyderabad Metro Rail is a prestigious project and was even drawing the attention of Prime Minister of India. He stated that the Prime Minister recently reviewed the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail project during the Pragati meeting (video conference) held to review the progress of iconic projects across the Country. PM has shown keen interest on Hyderabad Metro Rail project during the review, since it is a world’s largest project being executed in PPP mode and advised HMRL and L&TMRHL to complete the project as per schedule.
MD, HMR NVS Reddy made a detailed presentation on the progress of the works being executed by L&TMRHL. In his presentation, Reddy highlighted the areas where L&TMRHL can accelerate the progress of work.
Following decisions were taken during the review meeting: The CS observed that L&TMRHL was taking more time in shifting of utilities and construction of Metro Rail pillars, stations and so on at some locations and it needs to complete these works in a time-bound manner.
CS instructed L&TMRHL to restore the dug up roads on priority for easing traffic by completing the utility shifting work at the earliest. He has also advised L&TMRHL to accelerate the progress of Metro works at several places as indicated by MD, HMR.
While reviewing the status of acquisition of properties, CS observed that out of balance 67 properties for 27 properties awards have been finalized and are in cheque disbursement stage. He has directed Collectors Hyderabad and RR districts to complete the acquisition process of the balance properties on priority even though these properties are meant for road widening, to facilitate better traffic movement.
On the request of Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, CS instructed L&TMRHL to speed up the Metro Rail station works and complete them in a time bound manner to ease traffic movement. CS also directed them to come up with specific target dates for completion of all Metro stations.
CS advised special Chief Secretary, Ma & UD to convene a joint meeting with MD, HMR; C&SO, GHMC and Commissioners of Police, Hyderabad and Cyberabad to study the feasibility of multi level parking facility and better traffic management at road level for all the Metro Rail stations and to come up with a detailed report.
Special Chief Secretary, MA & UD MG Gopal; Principal Secretary, Medical & Health Rajeshwar Tiwari; Secretary, Law A. Santosh Reddy; C & SO, GHMC Dr. B Janardhan Reddy; Secretary, Minority Welfare Syed Omer Jaleel; Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA T Chiranjeevulu; Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad
M Mahender Reddy; Addl. CP (Traffic) K. Jitender; CMD, TSSPDCL G Raghuma Reddy and other senior officials and engineers of the utility organizations of Government of Telangana, HMR and L&TMRHL have participated in the meeting. (NSS)