KCR favours Metro Rail expansion

HYDERABAD: Expressing concern over the officials’ negligence to include Shamshabad International Airport in the Metro Rail design, Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today directed the HMR to lay new line, besides laying new lines connecting Rayadurgam and Falaknuma.

During a high-level review meeting on the work, Rao directed the officials concerned to focus on connecting LB Nagar and Chandrayangutta stretch. He asked the officials to prepare a plan of complete security en route metro project at railway stations and metro rails on lines of Delhi Metro Rail. The Metro Rail should connect Imlibun, Jubilee bus station and Secunderabad railway station and pick up commuters on time, he said, adding that those coming to the city should make use of this new facility.

Offering to provide subsidized power for the project, Rao said the state police and other departments would offer necessary cooperation for the speedy completion of the work.

Stating that his government has allotted 2,000 crore rupees for the project, which was going on fast pace, he claimed that he got permissions from Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar on the one-and-a-half kilometer cantonment land pending for three years and for construction of eight road-over bridges in the twin cities.

Rao also accorded permission to the Fire Services department for the Metro Rail project. (NSS)

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