HMRL MD inspects Metro Rail works on Ameerpet-Hitec stretch
To implement Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao’s instructions for completion of Ameerpet-Hitec city stretch (8.5 km) of Corridor-III (Nagole-Hitec city; 27 km) by June next year and also to immediately commence it’s 1.5 km extension upto Raidurg, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy did foot by foot inspection of the gaps that need to be bridged between Ameerpet and Hitec city; and the
Hyderabad: To implement Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao’s instructions for completion of Ameerpet-Hitec city stretch (8.5 km) of Corridor-III (Nagole-Hitec city; 27 km) by June next year and also to immediately commence it’s 1.5 km extension upto Raidurg, HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy did foot by foot inspection of the gaps that need to be bridged between Ameerpet and Hitec city; and the alignment between Hitec city and Raidurg on Wednesday and Thursday (6th and 7th) along with engineering, town planning, police and revenue wings of HMRL and the engineers of L&TMRHL.
Resolving the issues pertaining to the remaining five pillars in Yousufguda, he instructed HMRL and L&TMRHL engineers to take up the pillars in Yousufguda initially on the left hand side where the five storied Hero Honda building is under demolition. He instructed them to increase the road width after completion of foundation works of these pillars and then take up the right side portal pillar in the central median, so that traffic movement is not disrupted. He also advised different wings of HMRL and L&TMRHL to work in close coordination and complete the remaining 21 spans of the viaduct in Yusufguda basti (2 spans); Krishnanagar (9 spans); Transtroy building (2 spans); and Sirisampada apartments (8 spans) in Jubilee Hills by January end, so that track, electrical traction and signaling works can be taken up and completed expeditiously to adhere to June 2018 target. He has also directed the town planning, police and land acquisition wings of HMRL to facilitate construction of the remaining few entry/exit points of Peddamma temple, Madhapur and Durgam cheruvu Metro stations.
The 1.5 km extension from Hitec city station to Raidurg station involves erection of 49 pillars; 1.5 km of viaduct and Raidurg Metro terminal station. Inspecting all the pillar locations along with Cyberabad Traffic police; L&TMRHL Project Director Mr.M.P.Naidu and other structural engineers, Mr.NVS Reddy finalized the exact location and type of foundations for all the pillars and Raidurg station design, mainly keeping in mind the traffic movement during the pre and post construction periods.
Taking the Metro viaduct towards Raidurg in left direction adjacent to/and over the existing Hitec city flyover which itself is wedged between Cyber towers and Shilparamam is a major engineering challenge. Adhering to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s instructions that Shilparamam premises will have to be protected, the MD, HMRL directed L&TMRHL to redesign the Metro viaduct on Cyber towers side instead of the originally proposed Shilparamam side and locate it between Cyber towers and the Hitec city flyover. For accommodating the Metro pillars and at the same time allowing traffic flow towards Mindspace Jn at the ground level on the left hand side of the flyover, he instructed L&TMRHL engineers to shift the existing boundary wall of Cyber towers slightly inside. Similarly, to allow smooth passage of traffic at ground level on the right side of the flyover, the MD has given location marking for the Metro pillars in such a way that only a small portion of Shilparamam boundary wall will be temporarily removed during the construction period and restored to its original position immediately after erection of Metro pillars.
He has also advised L&TMRHL to commence construction of Raidurg Metro station in the next one week or so. As against the normal requirement of 3 years for completion of the extended 1.5 km stretch from Hitec city Metro station to Raidurg, Mr.NVS Reddy directed L&TMRHL engineers to complete it in 2 years by compressing different activities and taking them up in parallel mode wherever feasible.
HMRL SE M. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, DCP A. Balakrishna; Cyberabad ADCP (Traffic) Praveen Rao and senior officers of HMRL and engineers of L&TMRHL participated in the inspection.