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Hyderabad Metro stations offers way for pedestrians

Hyderabad Metro stations offers way for pedestrians
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The citizens can now access the Metro Stations and use the staircases and escalators free of cost for crossing roads Municipal Administration...

Hyderabad: The citizens can now access the Metro Stations and use the staircases and escalators free of cost for crossing roads. Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar on Wednesday inspected the works in Yousufguda, Srinagar Colony and SR Nagar localities and issued instructions to the officials.

Kumar said the metro stations are at a distance of one km between each station. The public can use the metro stations which have lift and escalator facilities free of cost for crossing the roads, he said.

Kumar suggested opening up HMRL medians for pedestrian crossing. Junction improvements at all the pedestrian crossings at Punjagutta, Srinagar Colony, Ameerpet, SR Nagar, Yerragadda, Kukatpally- Y- Junction, KPHB would be taken up for which the architect has been asked to come up with different models.

He asked them to take up a special drive to ensure that the debris on the footpaths is cleared. Beautification of open spaces abutting main roads should be taken up, he added. He asked the HRDC Chief Engineer Mohan Naik to identify major points on the road where pedestrian crossing is required.

The MAUD Principal Secretary said that the gas godowns situated in the residential areas in the city would be relocated to a distant place after giving notices to the agencies.

Arvind Kumar spotted one such godown in Srinagar Colony on Wednesday and asked the GHMC officials to issue notices to the agency for cancelling their trade licence. He said that a gas godown in a dense residential area poses a real danger to the people living in the neighbourhood.

Similarly, he asked the officials to take up with the excise officials for restraining a wine shop at Yellareddyguda to not cause any inconvenience to the traffic on account of its customers during evening time. He also directed officials to explore the possibility of traffic diversion at Srinagar colony.

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