HMRL and CSIR-IICT sign MoU to set up a Science Corridor

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Hyderabad Metro Rail Bhavan on Wednesday (30.10.2019) to develop a Science Corridor between Secunderabad East and Nagole Metro Stations.

Conceived by HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy and CSIR-IICT Director Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, the MoU for this unique initiative was signed by Dr. D. Shailaja, Sr. Principal Scientist IICT, B.N. Rajeshwar, GM, HMRL and Chandrachud D. Paliwal, Company Secretary, L&TMRHL in their presence.

Speaking on the occasion, NVS Reddy said in order to create scientific temper in common public and children in particular and to provide an opportunity to observe and appreciate the utility of science in daily life, HMRL and L&TMRHL have tied up with CSIR-IICT to develop a science corridor in the city.

Mr NVS Reddy said it is also contemplated to organize scientific promotional activities like theme based science and technology exhibitions at a few metro stations. Making use of the presence of Railways and several national science laboratories and research institutions along this route, this route of about 8 km is being developed as a Science Corridor, he said.

Director CSIR-IICT, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar thanked MD, HMRL for considering their request and said it is for the first time in our country an exclusive science corridor is being developed to inspire young minds.

He stated that the allotted metro pillars and station areas will be utilized for display of periodic table elements in view of the 2019 declared by UNESCO as International Year of Periodic Table and also for display of legendary scientists reflecting their great contributions in improving quality of life and human welfare.

COO, L&TMRHL A.K. Saini added that engineering and science students will be encouraged to visit the Metro Rail Museum at Uppal Depot to appreciate the development of transportation sector and the sophisticated technologies used in the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. (INN)

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