HMRL MD inspects water stagnation points

N V S Reddy

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy on Tuesday inspected water stagnation points on some Metro Rail stretches and the monsoon related works being carried out by HMRL from Khairatabad Metro station to MGBS on corridor-I and from Paradise to Ameerpet station on corridor-III.

While instructing HMRL engineers to complete the storm water drain works, de-silting of drains etc., at an early date, he instructed the officials to strengthen the disturbed catch pits at Khairatabad and repack paver blocks.

He also gave several other instructions which include that the paver block works to be completed on Ashoka Hotel side of Lakdikapul station and beautification works to be undertaken;

Table drains and storm water drain works to be taken up from Nizam Club to Police Control Room on the left hand side and architectural plans to be developed for beautification of the area;

Storm water drain works to be expedited from Nampally station to Ek Minar junction; Construction material of L&T to be removed at Gandhi Bhavan & OMC stations; and side berms to be cut for prevention of water stagnation on the main carriage way.

To avoid water stagnation and to facilitate better traffic movement from Putlibowli junction to Rangmahal junction, the old storm water drain will be restored and cross drain will be constructed.

De-silting of catch pits and restoration of storm water drain will be done to avoid water stagnation opposite Seeshmahal theatre in Greenlands.

Proper barricading will be done at the excavation site near Begumpet Metro Rail station. Storm water drain works will be completed and re-carpeting and restoration of carriage way will be taken up near the petrol pump at Prakashnagar Metro station on Begumpet road.

Noticing heaps of construction material dumped by the private builder of an under construction commercial complex near Bagga wines at Rangmahal junction which is blocking the storm water drain and causing inundation of the road,

NVS Reddy has asked the Town Planning officials of GHMC and the Traffic Police to get the construction material removed immediately and impose hefty fine on the private builder.

He has also warned L&T site engineers to be more responsible in carrying out the double-decker viaduct pillar construction works and advised them to lift the barrication boards to allow rain water to flow; and to restrict the barrication area only to the minimum required extent. (INN)

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