Chief Secretary S.P. Singh today conducted a meeting on improvement of feeder services and last mile connectivity for the Metro trains, which are being operated in the 30-km stretch of Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary emphasized the need for introduction of electric vehicles as non-polluting Metro feeder services at an early date and also augmentation of TSRTC feeder services and advised MD, HMRL NVS Reddy, Principal Secretary, TR&B Sunil Sharma and senior officers of TSRTC to initiate necessary proposals. He also instructed them to conduct a quick study to get feedback from Metro rail commuters, do station-wise mapping with frequency details and match the frequency of RTC feeder services and Metro trains, so as to provide end-to-end connectivity for commuters.
The Chief Secretary also advised MD, HMRL and MD, L&T MRHL to complete phase-I of the Metro Rail project by the end of this year and also to commission the balance portions of phase-I, i.e., the stretches between Ameerpet and LB Nagar (16 km) of corridor-I; Ameerpet and Hitec city (10km) of corridor-III; and JBS to MGBS (9 km) of corridor-II in a phased manner starting from June this year.
Chief Secretary also requested MD, HMRL to initiate preparatory activity including conducting of surveys for determining the broad contours of Metro phase-II expansion program and preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), so as to approach central government for sanction of Metro phase-II. For this, he emphasized on the need for a coordinated action plan duly involving Commissioner, GHMC, Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA, Collectors of Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Sangareddy, Medchal districts and other senior officers concerned, apart from senior management officials of L&T MRHL and GMR.
B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner, GHMC; T.Chiranjeevulu, Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA; Yogita Rana, Collector, Hyderabad; Dr M.V. Reddy, Collector, Medchal; CE&MD, L&TMRHL KVB Reddy and other senior officials were present at the meeting. (NSS)