These days, we all deplore the current facts about the environment. That’s good news, because there were times when people didn’t even know the spellings of global warming and green house gases or carbon credits and footprint. We are developing, moving towards westernization and our souls are occupied with all the technological frenzy 24/7. So yeah, where time to think about what is is going wrong with our environment, what is there in it that can be fixed and of course, who’s having enough time to spare for such ‘social service’. Needless to mention, we all know that it is NOT social service. It is just as selfish as cleaning and maintaining our own homes. As mentioned earlier, we don’t even care to give it a thought, if we would have, things would have been different. Though when we come across these issues some or the other way, say, while reading articles in newspapers or watching TV, reality dawns upon us and there we are ready, by all means, to mourn and complain.
In such conditions, we should be happy that the Government has been cognizant of all the environmental and commuting issues at Hyderabad and that it has decided to start the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. It has been kind enough to think of a solution to the daily shambles on the roads of Hyderabad, leading to noise pollution. It has been thoughtful enough to bring life to dream of having decongested traffic on the roads. Environment Protection is luckily one of the key mottos of HMR Project. The inception of Metro Rail would eventually reduce vehicles on the roads which means there will be a reduction in the amount of polluted gases being released into the air. On top of it, HMR strives to be eco-friendly as it is going to run on electricity. Plans about effective and intelligent translocation of trees have also started coming out. Besides such munificent efforts, it is also showing philanthropic gestures by planting over 10,000 saplings and by thinking to develop a green belt all along the border of station locations. Plans of creating flower beds all around by using the metro rail viaduct have also been carved out. All these efforts are being invested only with the hope of making the City a better and greener place to live.
So, now we have a reason to feel good and we can now grumble less about the environmental issues. All we can and should do now is to support the Project in its mottos and plans and pray for a sooner completion of the project and thereby transformation of Hyderabad into a better city.