Hyderabad: Minor fire breaks out at under construction metro station, video goes viral

Hyderabad: A minor fire broke out at an under construction station of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) project here, an official said today.

No casualties were reported.

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The blaze erupted yesterday around 4 pm on a corner side of the Hitech City station, an official of the L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, the concessionaire developing the 72-km elevated project, said.

A purported footage of the flames at the station went viral on social media.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director N V S Reddy said that while the welding work was being done last evening, some sparks caused a small fire.

“The fire was immediately controlled and extinguished.

It’s a small incident but doing rounds on the social media. I have instructed the L&T to further improve the safety measures to prevent such incidents in future,” Reddy said.

The Hitech City station comes under corridor-3 of the Metro project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km long elevated Metro project at Miyapur station here on November 28 last year.