Hyderabad Metro Rail works: KTR lays stress on safety

Hyderabad Metro Rail works: KTR lays stress on safety
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Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao on Thursday held a review meeting on the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail works at Metro Rail Bhavan here on Thursday.

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao on Thursday held a review meeting on the progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail works at Metro Rail Bhavan here on Thursday. The Minister recollected the recent mishap that occurred in Kolkata and emphasised on the need of safety standards for avoiding such accidents, injuries and loss of human life.

While appreciating the quality of construction of L&TMRHL, KTR said that safety should be given top priority and instructed L&TMRHL engineers to take additional precautionary measures to ensure safety of denizens. He added that Hyderabad Metro Rail project is being watched world over and hence every aspect in the project becomes important and would be under scrutiny. He advised HMRL MD NVS Reddy to personally monitor the safety measures taken up by L&TMRHL.

While reviewing the RoB works at Malakpet, the Minister advised NVS Reddy to conduct a joint inspection along with the Commissioner of Police (Hyderabad) and plan free traffic flow during the construction period. He said that L&TMRHL and HMRL should jointly ensure that the project is completed as per schedule and added that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on extending all required help in this direction.

Spl Chief Secretary (MA&UD) MG Gopal; CEO & MD L&TMRHL V B Gadgil; Chief General Manager and Chief Engineer, HMRL Md Ziauddin; Chief Engineer (GHMC) Imtiaz Ahmed; senior engineers and officials from HMRL and L&TMRHL attended the meeting.

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