HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited create a world record for becoming the first company to construct 2,599 metro pillars.
This was on the 66-km stretch on which the LTMRHL has erected the 2599th pillar near the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), exactly 2,599 days after work started on the project in April 2012. after this, the entire project barring a 6-km stretch in Hyderabad’s Old City area has been completed.
Mr Reddy said that Permissions from Defence(took 4 years); Railways(4 years); NH(3 yrs)& innumerable other government organisations; winning over 370 cases in High Court etc. Handling 20 religious structures with patient negotiations in an adroit manner in a communally sensitive Indian city & handling heritage & other sensitive issues – no MIT, Stanford or Harvard can teach you. One needs to be a dexterous leader & not a bureaucrat/manager to do so,” he said.
“The process involved translocation of over 2,100 trees and removal of 3,000 trees”, Said NVS Reddy. He further added that this also includes the compensatory plantation of 6 lakh saplings; besides making the roads wider, widening of culverts and nalas, for smooth flow of traffic during metro construction.
The team is all set to complete the Corridor III (Nagole to Raidurg) which is about 1.5 km from Raidurg or about 29 km, in all respects by July to put in place normal metro rail operations with better frequency.
Currently, metro rail services are being run from Nagole to Ameerpet normally and from there to HiTec City, the operations are run on twin tracks since the line up to Raidurg is still under construction and the ‘reversal’ at the HiTech City is under works .
Further, Passengers are also getting a new station on the blue line of the Metro tracks in the city. The blue line runs between Nagole and Hitec city at present and in the future, it will be extended till Rayadurgam.