Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister K. Tarakarama Rao Thursday held a review meeting on the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail works at Metro Rail Bhavan here on Thursday.
The Minister recollected recent mishap that occurred in Kolkata and emphasised on the need of safety standards to be adhered to in order to avoid such accidents, injuries and loss of human life.
While appreciating the quality of construction of L&TMRHL, KTR said that safety should be given top priority and instructed L&TMRHL engineers to take additional precautionary measures to ensure safety of the denizens. He added that Hyderabad Metro Rail project is being watched world over and hence every aspect in the project becomes important and will be under scrutiny. He advised HMRL MD NVS Reddy to personally monitor the safety measures taken up by L&TMRHL.
While reviewing the RoB works at Malakpet, the Minister advised NVS Reddy to conduct a joint inspection along with the Commissioner of Police (Hyderabad) and plan for a free traffic flow during the construction period. He said that L&TMRHL and HMRL should jointly ensure that the project is completed as per the schedule and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on extending all required help in this direction.
Spl Chief Secretary (MA&UD) MG Gopal; CEO & MD L&TMRHL V.B. Gadgil; Chief General Manager & Chief Engineer, HMRL Md. Ziauddin; Chief Engineer (GHMC) Imtiaz Ahmed; senior engineers and officials from HMRL and L&TMRHL have attended the meeting. (INN)