Work on Hyderabad Metro Rail gathers pace

Hyderabad, December 20: The work on Hyderabad Metro Rail project has gathered pace over the last one month, officials said.

Telangana Chief Secretary K.Pradeep Chandra today reviewed the progress of the work at the meeting of Special Task Force (STF).

He told officials that the Chief Minister Mr.K.Chandra Sekhar Rao is very keen that the project is completed fast and that all government departments shall give full support for execution of this project in a fast track mode.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy said 61 km of foundations, 58 km of pillars and 49 km of viaduct have been completed and that the project execution has again picked up good speed since its review by the Chief Minister last month.

The MD has informed that several long pending and critical properties like Transstroy building on Road No.5, Jubilee Hills, Padmahamsa apartments near ISKCON temple in Secunderabad, the top floor of Begumpet Post Office, Rahmat complex at Ameerpet junction, etc, have since been demolished.

With South Central Railway recently giving permissions for construction of RoBs at the remaining 7 locations, Chilkalguda RoB work has since been completed and RoB works at Alugaddabavi, Begumpet, Oliphenta, Lakdikapul and Malakpet have started.

The CS directed Hyderabad collector to expedite acquisition of the affected properties in Sultan Bazar, Badichowdi and Putlibowli areas for which consents have been received from the property owners.

He instructed Commissioner, GHMC and the Land Acquisition Officer to expedite the acquisition of the remaining few affected properties in Yousufguda and Jubilee Hills.

The CS advised Secretary, Minorities Welfare to immediately handover the affected Wakf properties at Musheerabad junction and RTC X Roads for which payments have already been made by HMRL.

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