A team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), headed by its Managing Director Mangu Singh, on Friday inspected different routes of Hyderabad Metro Rail Project in the city.
The DMRC team held discussions with HMRL officials, including MD NVS Reddy, at Metro Rail Bhavan on various issues including identification of potential Metro Rail phase-II corridors, plugging the gaps in Metro Rail phase-I planned by the earlier united AP Government by linking corridor-I and corridor-III with extension of Metro corridor-III by about 5 km from Nagole to LB Nagar station of corridor-I; extending corridor-III to Shamshabad International Airport from Raidurg, etc.,
The metro rail officials also discussed intermodal integration between Metro stations, Railway terminals, Bus terminals and other modes of transport; Appropriate transportation solutions like Metro Rail or other types of public transport for most parts of the city and its outskirts, depending upon the density of traffic; Techno-economic feasibility of extending corridor-I (Miyapur-LB Nagar) on both sides towards Patancheru and Hayathnagar and beyond so that the inner city Metro link is connected to ORR and the future townships in ORR growth corridor and exploring different options to raise financial resources to fund Metro Rail expansion and other modes of public transport.
During the meeting, the MDs of HMRL and DMRC have arrived at a broad understanding to work on the directives of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and come up with a plan in the next few months. (INN)