Date of Post: 19 Nov, 2018
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) managing director N.V.S. Reddy along with senior engineers and a team of architects inspected a 7 km stretch between Punjagutta and M.J. Market covering 7 metro stations on Sunday. The 7 stations on the route are – Punjagutta, Irrum Manzil, Khairatabad, Lakidikapul, Legislative Assembly, Nampally and Gandhi Bhavan.
- After the inspection, they decided to provide ramps at footpaths for the convenience of pedestrians, senior citizens and physically challenged persons.
- Apart from providing ramps, the metro authorities plan to remove all encroachments on footpaths especially between Punjagutta and Khairatabad on priority basis and to fix up the railings and bollards, so that vehicles are not taken on to the footpaths.
- The General Manager (Works) HMRL B N Rajeswar has been directed to peruse the vacation of High Court stay orders for taking up the construction of entry and exit at one of the arms of Khairatabad station.
- Officials said, among the other major decisions, the plan to acquire small strips of land from government departments to widen the footpaths at Irrum Manzil, and Assembly stations would be taken up.
- A walkway for passengers transiting from Metro station to the Nampally Railway station and vice-versa to take their luggage in trolleys as in airports is also on the anvil.
- Bus bays, auto bays and e-vehicle bays to be created to regulate the haphazard traffic in this busy Metro and Railway station.
To know more about recent developments of Hyderabad Metro–
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