HMRL recalls services of freedom fighters
Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited HMRL celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with nationalistic fervour at Metro Rail Bhavan, Begumpet here on Wednesday HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy unfurled the national Tricolour and congratulated the staff and their families and conveyed his best wishes to them on the occasion Addressing engineers and officers, he said it was a great moment for everyone to rec
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) celebrated the 72nd Independence Day with nationalistic fervour at Metro Rail Bhavan, Begumpet here on Wednesday. HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy unfurled the national Tricolour and congratulated the staff and their families and conveyed his best wishes to them on the occasion. Addressing engineers and officers, he said it was a great moment for everyone to recall the sacrifices made by the legendary leaders who pioneered the freedom movement.
Reddy said the two stretches of Miyapur-Ameerpet (13 km, Corridor-I) and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 km, Corridor-III) were doing well with an average daily ridership of more than 80,000, which was increasing day by day. Stating that all the essential works had been completed in the stretch between Ameerpet-LB Nagar (16 km) of Corridor-I, he informed that the section would be opened for general public in the early part of next month (September).
Application to Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) had already been submitted and CMRS inspection was expected towards the end of this month after receipt of safety assessment report of the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system from M/s. Halcrow, UK, who was the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) for the signalling system of Hyderabad Metro Rail project, he added.
Emphasising the importance of Ameerpet-LB Nagar stretch which is mostly in the core area of the city, he urged the engineers to showcase the heritage aspects of the city in the urban rejuvenation works in this stretch, especially between the Assembly and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) which is being developed by HMRL as a ‘heritage precinct’.
Chief Electrical Engineer DVS Raju, Chief Engineer Pancham, Chief Signalling & Telecommunication Engineer K Laxman, Chief Project Manager B Anand Mohan, team leader Louis Berger, R Krishna Swamy, senior engineers, officers and staff participated in the celebrations.