Monthly Archives: October 2013

Progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail

With the completion of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, the city of Hyderabad will join other elite cities of the world with its very own Mass Rapid Transport System. Once completed, it is envisaged that the Metro Rail will convert Hyderabad into a most preferred city of the country, as it will offer seamless commuting across the city.

Facts about the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project 

The Metro Rail network will cover a distance of 72 kilometres and it is divided into 3 corridors.

Corridor I:  Miyapur to L.B. Nagar (29 km; 27 Stations)

Corridor II: JBS, Secunderabad to Falaknuma (15 km; 16 Stations)

Corridor III: Nagole to Shilparamam (28 km; 23 Stations)

The Metro Rail will provide ‘seamless travel’ facility through integration with the existing rail terminals, bus depots, MMTS stations and “Merry-go-round” feeder buses to nearby colonies and business areas/offices to offer comfortable, convenient and hassle-free travel across the City of Pearls. 

Highlights of the Hyderabad Metro Rail 

  • The three elevated corridors throughout the city will have Metro stations along the route at a distance of approximately 1 kilometer
  • The stations will be environment-friendly with state-of-the-art facilities like lifts, escalators and staircases
  • As the Metro Rail will pass through major roads of the city, it will provide seamless connectivity to commercial and residential areas as well as bus stations.
  • Along the three corridors, parking and leisure areas will be developed on the land provided by the Government of Andhra Pradesh

Progress of Hyderabad Metro Rail

The following table shows the Corridor number and Corridor Location.

Corridor Number Corridor Details
Corridor I Miyapur to LB Nagar
Stage 2 Miyapur to S R Nagar
Stage 5 S R Nagar to L B Nagar
Corridor II JBS to Falaknuma
Stage 6 JBS to Falaknuma
Corridor III Nagole to Shilparamam
Stage 1 Nagole to Mettuguda
Stage 3 Mettuguda to Begumpet
Stage 4 Begumpet to Shilparamam

 In many places the, concreting work for foundations and piers for the viaduct have finished and barricading work is in progress. This includes Nagole to Mettuguda, Miyapur to S.R. Nagar Mettuguda to Begumpet, and S.R. Nagar to L.B. Nagar. From Begumpet to Shilparamam, confirmatory boreholes and trial pits are being dug and the work is in progress. So far 947 foundations, 782 piers, 335 spans and 5678 viaduct segments have been completed.

With regard to the stations, at Stage 1, which is from Nagole to Mettuguda, 60 piers have been constructed; while for Stage 2, which is from Miyapur to S.R. Nagar, 53 piers have been completed and for stage 5, which is from S R Nagar to L B Nagar, 33 piers have been constructed. For stages 3 and 4, trial pits and confirmatory boreholes are being dug and the work is going on as per schedule.

Nirbhaya Commute- Making travel safer for women

Nirbaya blog

Thousands of women step out today, with apprehension, fear and unrest. Mothers and family wait on the porch until their young daughter, sister or wife come home safe. While on one side the country has developed in several facets, and is no longer listed as an underdeveloped country, on the other side India still does not provide a safe place for women. 66 years of independence and women still fear stepping out with confidence. While many excel in various fields, they still have butterflies in their stomach when they have to travel late.
It is not out of place to say that commuters, be it men or women are always at risk when travelling in cosmopolitan cities, owing to the rise in crime rate. However, women are most vulnerable.
Nirbhaya sad story shook the country, and brought up many social and moral questions to the forefront. It also questioned the security system in the country and shook up many of the leaders to take more serious preventive measures to safeguard the society in general and women in particular. Nirbhaya commute is the brainchild of HMR MD Mr. N.V.S. Reddy, who is shaping the Metro Rail system to protect the women travelling in Hyderabad and give them a safer mode of transport to commute.
What is Nirbhaya Commute?
Nirbhaya commute is a tribute to Nirbhaya, the Delhi rape victim who succumbed to death after days of agony following a gang rape on a moving bus. This initiative taken by HMR does more than just monitoring Metro.

Some of the measures to strengthen safety and security include:
• Constant monitoring of coaches and stations with the help of CCTV cameras
• Deployment of women police personnel at stations and in coaches
• Creating awareness among women commuters on how they can safeguard themselves while commuting
• Using social media platforms to bring about safety awareness and have a constant dialogue with public to spread the message of safety
• Use social media to solicit suggestions from public on how to further improve safety for women and other commuters
These simple steps help a woman feel safer while using the Metro service. Camps conducted every now and then, also take feedback from the public on how safety can be hyped up at the Metro stations as well as on the coaches and try and implement the best of ideas in order to make the Metro travel safer for women.