The officials of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited [HMRL] said that the work for the construction of all the pillars on the 66-km metro rail has been completed.
NVS Reddy, Managing Director, HMRL said that construction for the phase I metro commenced in April 2012 and all the pillars are built except the 6-km stretch that connects to the old city. He also informed that with the completion of these pillars a new world record is made for the construction by a single company, L&T, in this manner he said.
Reddy further said that the construction speed was magnificent and on an average one pillar was constructed in one day. There are total 2,599 pillars and the different shapes of the pillars are adopted by keeping the technical requirement and locational constraints in mind.
The Hyderabad Metro became operational in November 2017 and the first stretch that was opened for the public was a 30-kms long route that runs between Miyapur and Nagole. This route is a part of 72-km-long elevated metro rail project.
The L&T Metro Rail [Hyderabad] Limited is completing this rail project in all corridors and nearly 15 lakh passengers are estimated to travel via this means of transport once the entire metro becomes operational.
Earlier in March, ESL Narasimhan, Governor of Telangana State flag-off the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited for public use from Ameerpet to Hi-Tec City.
This 10-km long stretch between Ameerpet and Hi-Tec City is the third corridor of Hyderabad Metro Rail and people were waiting eagerly for its operation as one can avoid long traffic snarls of the city.
The officials at HMRL informed that this stretch comprises of total nine metro stations and connects to highly congested IT/ITES localities of Hi-Tec City, Madhapur, Gachibowli and Jubilee Hills.