HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy, along with senior engineers of L&TMRHL and HMRL, inspected the works of Corridor-III (Nagole-Raidurg) from Chilkalguda, Secunderabad to Begumpet on Monday.
Satisfied with the drawings and safety arrangements for Oliphanta Metro Rail bridge erection, the HMRL MD advised HMRL Chief Engineer (Railways) Munna Kumar to pursue with South Central Railway authorities for temporary leasing of one acre vacant railway land at Chilkalguda so that the already manufactured Metro Rail steel bridge components can be brought from the factory in Noida and the bridge staging works can be commenced.
At Secunderabad Railway Station, NVS Reddy discussed intermodal connectivity arrangements with Railway and TSRTC officers and decided location of landing points of Secunderabad (East) Metro Station in between Secunderabad Railway Reservation complex and Rathifile bus depot, so that easy connectivity can be established for passengers between Secunderabad Railway station, TSRTC bus depot and Secunderabad (East) Metro Rail station. He advised L&TMRHL engineers to connect Secunderabad (East) Metro Station at Hotel Ramakrishna end to Secunderabad Railway station, Railway Reservation Complex and Rathifile bus depot with a skywalk and provide escalator, elevator and staircase facilities for the convenience of passengers.
After site inspection and drawings of entry/exits at Paradise, Rasoolpura and Prakash Nagar Metro stations, Mr.NVS Reddy has finalised their location points to maximize safety and convenience of Metro passengers and pedestrians as well as connectivity to parking spaces. He advised L&TMRHL engineers to minimize barricading and expedite the works for facilitating better traffic management on this busy road.
Laterm he inspected the Rail Over Bridge (ROB) works at Begumpet and discussed the modalities of speeding up of ROB works with L&TMRHL and HMRL engineers. He requested Postal authorities to spare a part of the open space of Begumpet Post office to accommodate the Metro pillar and viaduct structure.
Project Director MP Naidu, Chief Engineer Md. Ziauddin and officers of HMRL and L&TMRHL participated in the inspection. (INN)