HYDERABAD ( Metro Rail News): Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd (HAML) has commenced the testing process to determine the soil-bearing capacity of the 31 km airport corridor that connects Mindspace Junction and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad. The testing will be conducted for 100 metro pillar locations that stretch from the IKEA junction at Raidurg up to Shamshabad airport, taking up to two months to complete.
The ground survey for the airport metro project has been completed by HAML, and it has begun peg marking of its alignment on the ground. HAML’s engineering team is supervising the entire exercise, which will be conducted alongside other pre-construction activities. The results from the soil testing exercise will help determine various aspects of the project, such as the type of foundation, allowable bearing pressure, and the required depth of the foundation.
N.V.S. Reddy, the Chairman and Managing Director of HAML, explained that borehole samples would be taken up to a depth of approximately 40 feet from the road surface at each of the 100 locations. HAML is taking all the necessary measures to prevent any inconvenience to the general public, including proper barricading of soil investigation locations, providing information on the presence of underground utilities, and placing retro reflective boards in the road medians at various sites in the city. The soil testing exercise is expected to be completed in two months.
HAML is a joint venture between the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, and the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation. The project, which is fully funded by the Telangana government, is an elevated fast metro to the international airport, which will make commuting very convenient for lakhs of commuters.
The commencement of the soil testing process is a significant step in the construction of the Hyderabad Airport Metro project. HAML’s efforts to ensure a smooth and safe testing process are commendable, and the successful completion of the project will undoubtedly benefit a large number of people in the region.