HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited at Hyderabad Metro Rail Bhavan to develop a Science Corridor between Secunderabad East and Nagole Metro Stations.
The MoU for the unique initiative was signed by Dr. D.Shailaja, Sr. Principal Scientist IICT, Mr. B.N. Rajeshwar, GM, HMRL, and Mr. Chandrachud D.Paliwal, Company Secretary, L&TMRHL in their presence and was Conceived by HMRL MD NVS Reddy and Director CSIR-IICT, Dr. S Chandrasekhar.
Speaking on the occasion, NVS Reddy said in order to create scientific temper in the common public and children in particular and to provide an opportunity to observe and appreciate the utility of science in daily life, HMRL and L&TMRHL have tied up with CSIR-IICT to develop a science corridor in the city.
Reddy said it was also contemplated to organize scientific promotional activities like theme-based science and technology exhibitions at a few metro stations. Making use of the presence of Railways and several national science laboratories and research institutions along this route, this route of about 8 km was being developed as a Science Corridor, he said.
Director CSIR-IICT, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar thanked the HMRL MD for considering their request and said it was for the first time in the country that an exclusive science corridor was being developed to inspire young minds.
He stated that the allotted Metro pillars and station areas would be utilized for display of periodic table elements in view of 2019 declared by UNESCO as International Year of Periodic Table and also for display of legendary scientists reflecting their great contributions in improving quality of life and human welfare.
COO, L&TMRHL AK Saini said engineering and science students would be encouraged to visit the Metro Rail Museum at Uppal Depot to appreciate the development of the transportation sector and the sophisticated technologies used in the Hyderabad Metro Rail project.