Changes proposed in 2 congested zones and at locations passing close to heritage sites

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has asked L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd to bring about changes in the metro alignment in two congested zones and at locations passing close to heritage sites.

He suggested that the elevated metro project should consider realigning the design and take underground lines, while passing through such busy corridors.

The Rs 16,000 crore 72-km metro rail project has been designed to be a elevated metro rail. But with the Chief Minister indicating his idea that it should consider underground network in these stretches, major changes might be necessitated.

Rao on the floor of the State Legislative Assembly made it clear that his Government would not allow heritage structures to be dismantled or overshadowed by metro rail structures.

He stated that he had spoken to Metro Rail and also L&T about the need to change the project alignment.

The changes have been suggested in two of the three corridors of the project. One near the Assembly building and the other passing through busy shopping area of Sultan Bazar.

He said that the Government would convene an all-party meeting on the changes required in the metro alignment.

(This article was published on June 14, 2014)
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