AMEERPET MISHAP AFTERMATH Metro being micro-examined for safety

Hyderabad: Soon after the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) investigated the incident in which a 24-year-old woman died after a sharp-edged piece of mortar fell on her at the Ameerpet Metro station a fortnight ago, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) officials along with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) engineers began micro examining the overall structure.

L&T on Tuesday formed six special engineering teams equipped with boom lifts and floodlights. The teams are carrying out the rectification works every day from midnight to early morning without obstruction to traffic.

All parts of the station areas and other structures constructed by the L&T team are being micro-examined.”

NVS Reddy, managing director of HMRL

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The overall position of the structure is examined by experienced structural engineering teams is said to be safe and satisfactory.

We are not taking any chance, even minute structural cracks, surface plaster peel-offs, concrete chip-offs, loose concrete pieces, and loose coping stones are being addressed,” he added.

“The Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister KT Ramarao asked us to closely monitor, identify and rectify repair works at all metro stations and also directed us to inspect other structures by Larsen & Toubro (L&T),” NVS Reddy.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, Twitter: @writetohussain

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