Known for its engineering and financial innovation, HMRL has taken yet another novel step for creation and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure at Metro Rail stations, without burdening the tax payers.
While the Concessionaire L&TMRHL is building Metro stations at 64 locations at a cost of about Rs.60 crore per station, HMRL is transforming the street level areas of the Metro stations to world class standards. HMRL has completed almost all the street level works at the 24 stations in the 30 km stretch of Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole where the Metro trains are running. By spending about Rs.2 crore per station on an average, HMRL has created high quality service roads, sidewalks, intermediate footpaths, aesthetic public spaces with street furniture and greenery, bus bays, 2 wheeler/4 wheeler/auto stands etc., depending upon the feasibility and requirement.
To recover the amount spent and to get the newly created facilities maintained by private parties, to prevent encroachments, and also to develop aesthetically shaded parking areas near Metro stations at the ground level, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy prepared two schemes for selection of licensees/developers for maintaining the already created facilities and for development of new facilities and shaded parking areas in Metro station areas at the street level in public private partnership (ppp) mode. Government has approved the schemes and the Request for Proposal (RfP) documents prepared by MD, HMRL and issued 2 GOs (copies enclosed). Tenders will be invited soon by HMRL as per these GOs. (INN)