Telangana Govt wants Hyderabad Metro Rail to be fast-tracked

Hyderabad: Underlining the need for speedy work on the ongoing 72km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project, Telangana Chief Secretary SP Singh today directed senior officials to expedite acquisition of the affected properties in different parts of the city.

Singh, who presided over a meeting of the Special Task Force (STF) on the progress of the metro work, indicated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao desires that most parts of the project will have to be completed this year.

He directed Collectors of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts and the city civic Commissioner to expedite acquisition of the remaining properties related to the project.

According to an HMR release, Singh asked the officials to complete acquisition of properties in Badichowdi, Sultan Bazar and Putlibowli areas in the next couple of months. He further instructed them to fast track purchase of the remaining few affected properties in Krishna Nagar, Yusufguda and Jubilee Hills.

HMR Managing Director N V S Reddy made a detailed presentation on the progress of the work. He said 61km of foundations, 59km of pillars and 50km of viaduct works have been completed.