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About Vanadeeksha & its Benefits


A   green city is a place where a person would like to live in to maintain good health and also enjoy peace and solitude. The world is facing problems of acute pollution, and India is no exception to it. In fact, urban Hyderabad is also being exposed to constant problems of rapid urbanization and pollutions levels are going up on account of increased vehicular problems. Naturally, keeping this in view, the decision to have a metro rail has been taken, and Hyderabad Metro Rail will prove to be a boon as it will provide comfortable without any exposure to carbon emissions.

Keeping the constant exposure of Hyderabad citizens to pollution, the decision to have a rapid transport such as HMR will provide much needed respite from noise, stress and tension that is diversely affecting the health of the citizens. Excessive pollution can result in cardio-vascular diseases, lung diseases, throat infection and so forth. One can get relief from tension and stress by inhaling fresh air which is possible only if there are more green trees. HMR is actively involved in Vanadeeksha, that is make Hyderabad green by planting trees and also supply saplings  to  conscious citizens and organizations who will take the initiative to plant trees.

What is Vanadeeksha all about?

HMR has successfully managed to plant trees and enhance greenery in Hyderabad. Today, citizens of Hyderabad are looking forward to a “Green  Hyderabad”, which HMR will ensure via its successful tree plantation drive. Vana Deeksha  Drive began on September 15th and will end on 20th October, 2012. In fact, the event will be over just a day after Biodiversity Convention, an international event on ecological being held at Hyderabad.

HMR is planting trees on reputed universities such as Osmania University and University of Hyderabad, DRDO, HPS, DLRL and in several other parts of the city. In fact, it is hoped that nearly about 50,000 trees will be planted every year, and soon Hyderabad will be so green that it will be a place that a citizen would like to settle down, and those already living would  feel  more safe from pollution based diseases.

Saplings are being given to welfare organizations, citizens, environment conscious individuals, NGOS, student groups etc. to plant trees in their respective areas. In fact, the response has been good.

What are the benefits  of  Vanadeeksha by HMR?

  • Greenery all over the city.
  • Reduction in air pollution.
  • Fresh air to breathe for good health.
  • Green parks to walk around and relax.
  • Climatic changes, as the weather   will  be  more  cool, in other words there will be reduction in global warming.
  • Active involvement of citizens, both young and old in the overall development of the city.

It is indeed worth waiting for the arrival of HMR as one will have the pleasure to live in a city that is evergreen, pleasant and provides enjoyable stay.


About Skywalks

Hyderabad is quickly emerging as a growing metro which certainly would need modern forms of transport that would facilitate the growing demands of the citizens. The city is also the hub of several multi-nationals and business companies and there is a dire need for rapid form of transport that would make travel in the city comfortable and easy. Keeping this in view, the Hyderabad Metro will soon emerge as the best option for the daily commuters who are fed up with traffic jams and congestion.

Crossing across the roads and highways to reach metro stations, skywalks have been constructed in order to facilitate crossing. The elderly, children and women and also other adults have to take necessary precautions while crossing roads, and it is advisable to use skywalks rather than simply cross the road, while traffic is moving at a rapid pace.

Why have a skywalk?

  • To ensure safe cross over for commuters.
  • To ensure accessibility to the metro station is easy and convenient.
  • Children, elderly and women can cross roads via skywalks safely.
  • To prevent movement on the roads in case people prefer to use to cross
  • across to the metro station.

Why HMR prefers skywalks?

• HMR has always the citizens’ convenience and safety in mind and would ensure that the commuters reach the metro stations safely.
• Skywalks will enable commuters to make use of HMR more frequently as they would certainly feel safe crossing over. Obviously, HMR would prefer that more commuters avail the services of HMR.

Every city would like the best form of transport, and also emerge as a city that provides amenities of international standards. Hyderabad has also attained much distinction in this regard and many tourists like to visit this city. It is but natural, that the necessity of having rapid form of transport is very essential. HMR is meant to facilitate tourism by ensuring that there is convenient and relaxed form of transport that would enable people to move from one place to another.

It is not just merely having a metro rail system, but also ensuring that the safety of the commuters is much ensured not only while travelling in it but also reaching it. Skywalks are the best answer for this, as they make commuters feel safe while crossing across roads. HMR is meant for the commuter in every sense of the term, from safety point of view, convenience and quick reach to destinations.

In what style has HMR built skywalks?

HMR, obviously, prefers to maintain international standards at every cost. The skywalks built by it do meet up to international standards of safety and attractiveness. After all, Hyderabad is not lagging behind in any way in providing the best transport to the local citizens.

About Mass Transportation

An efficient, safe and comfortable travel mode locally is considered the life-line of a city, as citizens do require a transport system that would enable them to reach their destinations quickly. The need is for mass transport system that would permit maximum number of travellers to commute, and this applies to a city such as Hyderabad, which is facing an ever-increasing population, as many people from far and wide are making this their home. The congenial atmosphere, the cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly disposition of the local residents is why many prefer Hyderabad. Also, several people prefer to avail the innumerable work opportunities in multi-
nationals as Hyderabad is now the hub of IT and other multi- nationals.

Why does one need a mass transportation?

• The ever-growing population of Hyderabad does require a mass transportation.
• Daily commuters, particularly, office-goers prefer to avoid using their own personal vehicles as it is difficult to drive.
• Also the cost incurred in travel would be less as more people will avail one particular transport service.

What is HMR concept of mass transportation?

• A transport that is viable and can meet the travel needs of a large population.
• A reasonably priced rapid mass transport which is budget-friendly.
• Mass transportation must be able to reach every nook and corner of the city in order to ensure that every citizen residing in the city can avail its services.

Will citizens accept HMR?

They would, of course, as they would find their daily travel very comfortable. Everybody would like to travel with ease, avoid stress and daily tension and HMR would be the ideal option.

HMR will, undoubtedly, be the best form of mass transportation for citizens of Hyderabad who are simply fed up with traffic congestion and polluted-air on account of excessive carbon emission. There are too many vehicles on the road, as now several people are purchasing their own personal vehicles rather than use local transport. Obviously, this would mean increased number of vehicles on the road, and that in turn would increase the levels of pollution in the air.

What does HMR hope to achieve as a rapid transportation?

To, of course, meet up to the expectations of citizens of Hyderabad, who are vexed with the present transport mode and who definitely will be happy about the arrival of HMR to ease their travel discomfort in the city.

Final aim of HMR as a rapid transportation?

To be the best transport system akin to the international metro rail systems that would attract commuters on account of its rapidity, air-conditioned interiors, comfortable seats and clean and fresh atmosphere inside the coaches, that are noise-free. Certainly, HMR seems to be the best answer to resolve the present transport hassles of the city.

How Hyderabad Metro Rail make Hyderabad green?

A green Hyderabad is indeed beneficial the local citizens as it would provide them much respite from the heat and adverse weather conditions. Greenery is much soothing to the eyes and also provides attractive surroundings to live in. Although, Hyderabad is undoubtedly green now, but it is hoped that with the arrival of Hyderabad Metro Rail, the green surroundings will be enhanced further.

The HMR via its “Vanadeeksha” has provided saplings to environment conscious citizens such as students, those belonging to residents welfare colonies, other organizations to actively take part in tree plantation drive being promoted by HMR. Obviously, the idea is to generate awareness among the citizens to have better surroundings to live in and also to make sure that they avoid the vagaries of polluted atmosphere.

The success of Vanadeeksha has been such that more efforts are on by HMR to promote tree plantation to preserve the green ecology of the city. Why has HMR been so keen to undertake this greenery drive? Naturally, to ensure a better life for the citizens. How does it benefit the citizens?

How will Hyderabad Metro Rail make Hyderabad green?

Hyderabad Metro Rail hopes to plant lots of tree under tree plantation drive to make citizens feel comfortable while traveling from one place to another and also improve their local environment. Let us observe how the citizens will benefit by
the tree plantation drive of HMR?

  • The surroundings will be very attractive and one will enjoy prefer to live in green surroundings.
  •  The weather will be cool on a hot summery day, and citizens will certainly get much respite from the heat.
  •  Parks will set up in several places in the city for the citizens to sit down and relax after a hard day’s work. The elderly can take walks in the park and children can play.


  •  Greenery means more oxygen content in the air and breathing fresh air is essential for the citizens’ good health. Excessive carbon emissions let by too many vehicles has caused a severe set-back to the citizens as many are exposed to cardio-vascular disease, lung diseases and other respiratory diseases. More trees would mean more fresh air to breathe, improving the overall health of the citizens.
  • A green city will attract many visitors who would like to live in a place that is beautiful and attractive to look at. This would mean more tourist revenue for the city, which can be made use of for developing the city further.

Hyderabad is a growing metropolitan city and several MNCs are making foray into the city and leading to an increase in the working population. Naturally, those who are employed and have to travel long distance would like to escape the heat and the dust and prefer to spend their time in a park. The green drive would certainly be welcomed by commuters as they would like to travel through
comfortable surroundings.

How Metro Rail can be helpful in reducing pollution?


A road transport that is quick and efficient is essential in the present day circumstances for officer- goers and others who are in constant hurry to reach their business set-ups and offices. The need of the hour is for a quick, reliable, dependable and efficient transport that is highly modernized making travel comfortable. Hyderabad is not an exception to this rule also and will soon be
having Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) which will bring much relief to the daily commuters who are fed up with smoke, daily pollution and traffic congestion.

Environmentalists have much to say about the oncoming Hyderabad Metro Rail as they feel it will affect one’s environment by reducing the “green” levels of the city and felling of trees for setting up the project. On the other hand, those who support the arrival of HMR are of a different view and feel that HMR would in fact reduce the pollution levels in the city.

How will HMR reduce the pollution levels in the city?

• There will be less traffic congestion as people will move out less in their own personal vehicles and prefer to travel by HMR. This would mean that there would be fewer vehicles on the road which would prevent traffic congestion.
• HMR plans to have more green parks around the metro stations for the convenience of the citizens. The elderly can stroll leisurely, children can play safely and commuters can relax for a while before going home.
• HMR also plans to plant saplings and trees in several parts of the city to enhance green surroundings and make Hyderabad look beautiful and be pollution-free.
• There would be less traffic on the road since commuters will travel by the metro would mean less carbon emissions. In fact, the carbon emissions have gone up tremendously, that it is affecting the overall health of the individual as they are getting exposed to cardio-vascular diseases, lung diseases, throat infections, cancer etc.
• Elderly also need comfortable travel as they are at a sensitive age, where noise and pollution can affect their health. HMR would certainly be a preferred option for them as there would be no noise at all.
• Increased tree plantation would have much impact over the climate and would reduce the heat. Residents of Hyderabad can feel cool most of the time.

Growing urbanization has resulted in much pollution all over the world. In fact, environment conscious citizens are much concerned with changing patterns in the climate and feel that it would have a negative impact on the climate. In fact, vehicular traffic is on the increase all over the world and even in the developing countries, on account of increased earning potential of the average citizen,
the need for a car has been on rise adding to more vehicular congestion and pollution. Under these circumstances, it is but natural to feel positive about the arrival of HMR.