Use Metro, ensure clean environs: Governor ESL Narasimhan
THE HANS INDIA |
Sep 25,2018 , 01:00 AM IST
Governor ESL Narasimhan flagging off Metro train services from Ameerpet to LB Nagar on Monday
Hyderabad: “People should make use of Metro facility and ensure that the environs are kept clean,” said Governor ESL Narasimhan at the inauguration of the much-awaited Ameerpet to LB Nagar Metro train services. The 16-km long stretch of Ameerpet and LB Nagar regularly witnesses heavy rush and will cater to the needs of wide gamut of people to reach their destinations in a jiffy, he said.
The Governor expressed satisfaction that the new facility would bring down pollution problem and avoid traffic chaos besides giving a smart drive without any hiccups in stipulated time. “This journey will also not cause traffic problem to ambulance and emergency services,” he said. The Governor also asked the HMR officials to complete the Hitec City Metro rail by December 15 and maintain clean and green at all the stations.
He was accompanied by Chief Secretary SK Joshi, HMR MD NVS Reddy, GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore, Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, Ministers KT Rama Rao, Naini Narasimha Reddy, Padma Rao Goud, Srinivas Yadav, MP Malla Reddy, Sports Academy chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy, Danam Nagender and others during the inaugural run.
The Governor asked the HMR and L&T Consortium officials to ensure that one smart card is used by the public for availing all the facilities at the Metro stations.
Speaking on the occasion, KT Rama Rao said the Hyderabad Metro Rail facility was the best in the country after Delhi Metro. The project has been taken up in Public Private Transport (PPP) mode and was the biggest and 46 stations have come into use for the people of the city with LB Nagar-Ameerpet Metro line launch, he said.
He also said every facility has been provided in all Metro stations that have been launched so far. “We have used high-end technology and completed the works of the Metro rail in a record time. However, KTR admitted that the launch of Ameerpet-LB Nagar Metro was delayed by about a month due to security permissions.