Urban rejuvenation works by Hyderabad Metro Rail gains pace

Urban rejuvenation work by Hyderabad Metro Rail takes shape at the Miyapur stretch.
Urban rejuvenation work by Hyderabad Metro Rail takes shape at the Miyapur stretch.

Hyderabad: With large scale removal of encroachments and other hurdles, the street level urban rejuvenation works taken up by HMRL at all the Metro stations in the 30 km inaugural stretch of Miyapur-Ameerpet-Nagole are progressing at fast pace.

In a press release issued here on Sunday, the HMRL said that digging to a depth of 5 to 10 feet of the surface earth on both edges of the main carriage way and layer by layer consolidation with machine rolling, shifting of electrical transformers, electrical and telephone boxes and cables, widening of culverts, re-laying of storm water and sewer lines, raising/adjustment of manholes etc., have been completed at most of these 24 Metro stations. Formation of service lanes wherever feasible and intermediate footpaths were being done at breakneck speed.

While on an average there is a Metro station at every 1.2 km, up to 700 mtrs of the station area is being developed to international standards with world class sidewalks, service lanes, street furniture, green spaces etc. Every station is divided into three zones of about 230 mtrs each – the main station area with four entry/exits (staircases, escalators and elevators) and both sides of the station area.

Given the progress at almost all the stations, HMRL is confident that street level works in the main station area of almost all the 24 Metro stations will be ready in the next few weeks, said HMRL Managing Director, NVS Reddy.

Features of street level urban rejuvenation works:

• Maintenance of uniform main carriage way of 4 or 3 lanes

• Where road widths are 150 ft or 200 ft, 2 lane service lane on each side of station

• Service lanes provided intermediate footpath with kerbing, concrete bed and quality tiles

• Safety railing in the main station area on road edge of the footpath

• Modern and eco-friendly toilets on both sides of stations.

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