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HMRL officials inspect Metro Phase-II routes

Hyderabad: As a part of the preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for phase-II of Hyderabad Metro Rail project, the technical experts and engineers of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) and HMRL have been conducting field surveys, traffic and transportation studies, soil testing etc., in different parts of the city for the last three months.

To examine alternative alignments for Airport Metro express connectivity from different Metro phase-I terminal points of the city and to provide options to Government for prioritizing Metro Phase-II routes, DMRC MD Mangu Singh and HMRL MD NVS Reddy inspected the potential Metro phase-II corridors today (Saturday).

They also conducted a brain storming session in Metro Rail Bhavan for enhancement of revenues and reduction in cost of construction through out of box engineering and financial solutions.

While sharing their respective experiences in building several mega infrastructure projects in the country, both the MDs have advised the engineers and town planners of DMRC and HMRL to give importance for ridership enhancement, maximum comfort and convenience for passengers through intermodal integration and incorporation of latest technologies.

They have also advised the field engineers and other officers of both the organizations to expedite all the required studies and complete DPR preparation for phase-II by the end of June this year.

Director, DMRC S.D.Sharma, HMRL Railway Chief Engineers Pancham (Civil), D.V.S. Raju (Electrical), K. Laxman (Signaling & Telecommunications), Chief Project Manager B. Anand Mohan, SE M. Vishnuvardhan Reddy, GM (Works) B.N. Rajeswar and other senior engineers of HMRL and DMRC participated in the inspection and technical discussions. (INN)

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