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HMRL MD reviews impact of rainfall on Metro Rail works

Hyderabad: In the light of overflow and dripping down of rain water from the Metro Rail viaduct at some places during heavy rain,

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director NVS Reddy inspected the rain water drainage arrangements and the ongoing track laying works on the Metro viaduct between Madhapur and Hitec city stations and between Prakash Nagar and Parade ground stations in the early hours of Saturday.

After detailed inspection of the leakage points, it was conclude that rain water is overflowing during heavy rains at a few places only due to non-completion of track related works on the Metro viaduct and temporary closure of water drainage holes to prevent their clogging with construction materials and not because of any deficiencies.

Since the ballast less Metro Rail tracks are to be directly laid on concrete plinth beams on the viaduct and the plinth beams and track works are still in execution stage at some places, temporary diversion of rain water into the water pipes and spouts in the Metro pillars will be done in the next one month.

Wherever there is slippage of water spouts due to expansion of glue in severe heat conditions in summer months, the same will be replaced with a new type of spouts which will not slip from their position and they shall be fixed with glue of higher specification.

The HMRL MD said most of the leakage points have already been attended to and the remaining points would be attended in a time bound manner without waiting for completion of the track works. The work of gutter fixing for all Metro stations at roof, platform and concourse level will be expedited.

Granite flooring works on the remaining stations and closure of all the holes on the viaduct will be completed at an early date.

NVS Reddy has instructed different engineering wings of LTMRHL, HMRL and Independent Engineer Louis Berger to work in close coordination and ensure that rain water overflow is arrested as early as possible at all the vulnerable points.

L&TMRHL MD Shivanand Nimbargi and other senior officials were also present during the inspection. (INN)

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