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Save our mother planet

Our planet is indeed gasping for breath right now, our harmful pollutions is indeed choking her slowly and continues to stripped her with her ozone layer. I think it is about time to give our timely response to this alarming state of the only planet we live in, by doing our own share of protecting her with doing simple things that will surely stir big difference. For if not, we might be harming ourselves in the years ahead as well, for nature has its own destructive way of getting back at us humans, the signs of earth’s displeasure with inappropriate and harmful activities of humans are now seen and felt all across the globe like the global warming, climate change, acid rain, drought, flash floods and other forms of natural catastrophes. Here are some practical and small ways that could help our planet get a sigh of relief. Collective small efforts by those who are genuinely concerned with earth’s welfare will inevitably help her by great leap and bounds.

1. Don’t allow your children to free those colorful balloons in mid air. Teach your children not to release these balloons. For balloons that escaped the grasps of your children that will get into oceans and seas will be mistaken as yummy jellyfish by sea turtles. Sea turtles takes a lot of years to mature and unfortunately some of them got killed by eating balloon or plastic bags. Sea turtles are part of the delicate cycle and if their population is affected other species of marine creatures are also under threat.

2. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Make it a habit to reduce the things we need or we consume. Purchase only things that we only need and eat only what you can. Let us do our share not to be part of the problem or should I say part of the garbage problem. Reuse all the things that can still be repaired/fixed or those things that are still okay.

Recycle things to conserve our resources, collect old newspapers, books, magazines, used papers, bottles (plastic and glass), and any other things that you could sell in junkyards. There is money in garbage and at the same time we’re doing our part in recycling process.

3. Be kind to trees. As much as possible use forests products and timber very well with optimum efficiency. You may use the back of coupons, use pencils until it become as small as possible, and don’t play with matches. Try to get involved in tree planting in your local conservation program. This could be fun as trees can give us added oxygen, shades for people and a refuge to different insects and birds.

Hyderabad Metro Rail honoured with Best Engineering Project of the Year in US!

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.  Kiran   Kumar   Reddy appreciating Hyderabad Metro Rail   (HMR) for attaining the distinction of being the Engineering Project  of  the  Year  out  of  100 top global infrastructure projects said that it would attract further investments in the State.  The three other projects have also gained this recognition- Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (USD$7bn, Rs. 37,800 crores of Azerbaijan, Hyderabad   Metro Rail (USD $ 2.6bn,Rs. 14,132 crores of India and Al Abdaliyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Plant of Kuwait, which were actually short-listed for the final round. They competed for the award based upon intensive evaluation of multiple parameters.

The Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR), Mr. N.V.S Reddy, along with Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Mr. B. Sam Bob and Secretary to CM. No doubt,  the  power point presentation presented by Managing Director of HMR. Mr. N.V.S Reddy did have a major impact on the overall selection processes.

Dr. K.S. Jawahar Reddy received the Engineering Project of the Year award from Chief Executive Officer of Aconex, Mr. Leigh Jasper and President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, Mr. Norman Anderson in New York on Thursday, February 28 at a

function attended by around 400 top public and private sector executives, bankers, financial experts, consultants and industry leaders specializing in infrastructure projects.

Presenting the awards, Mr. Leigh Jasper said that the Project of the Year Awards   recognize   exceptional   projects   as   well as leadership. Mr. Norman Anderson stated that the winning projects   not   only   represent best practices, but also mobilize this generation’s legacy for the next generation and are certainly designs for the future.

Other  four  awards presented include, Job Creation Project of the Year Award to Detroit River International Crossing/Champion Bridge (USD 3.5bn, Rs. 18,900 crore of Canada, Green Infrastructure Project of the Year to the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (USD 5.4bn, Rs.29,160 crore of South Africa, Finance Project of the Year to Rio de Janeiro Airport Concession (USD 3.2bn,Rs.17,280cr) of Brazil, and Strategic Project of the Year to Etihad Rail (USD 11bn,Rs.59,400 crore) of the United Arab Emirates.

Supported by several top global consultancy and infrastructure firms, The Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum had initially selected   100   projects  from   around the world as the “Strategic Hundred” based on several criteria such as business opportunity, productivity creation, competitiveness creation, job creation and carbon efficiency. These top global 100 infrastructure projects had been identified for their ability to create world-class infrastructure in their respective sectors and regions and to contribute to the competitiveness and economic development of their respective countries/regions.

HMR has indeed come a long way! The efforts put in by all have proved to be meritorious.

Visit Numaish HMR stall for complete appreciation of the future metro rail.

The grand presence of the metro coach of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) at the All India Industrial Exhibition (Numaish), at Nampally grounds does indeed portray the mammoth efforts that are on to ensure that the metro rail rolls on the elevaed tracks of the city,by the end of 2014. Visitors at the stall are able to clearly visualize their safe and comfortable travel by looking at the mock up metro rail coach, which has sophisticated interiors,that will be totally air-conditioned while in operation. By observing the metro rail coach, it is quite obvious that the daily ride to work,educational institutions or recreational centers will be pleasurable, as one can travel in pollution- free coaches.

The steel grey metro rail coach, visited much by visitors of Numaish, is similar to metro-rails operating world-wide. The finesse is superb and the exterior is sturdy and the interiors highly attractive, simply made for daily travel convenience and comfort.
Literature available at the stall will educate the visitors about the need of metro rail in the city and how it will impact their daily lives.

The awesome metro rail coach stands tall among flowers that deck the stall and one can enter the coach to have first hand view of the inside seating and standing area.
Men, women, children and the youth in particular are able to satiate their desire to know more by visiting the HMR stall.The numaish is a popular event for the city residents , who simply enjoy shopping and feasting there. It is but obvious,that the maximum number of city residents would be able to find an answer to their queries about the soon-to-arrive metro rail.

Numaish Competition

Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMR) is organizing several competitions on the topic ‘’ Metro Rail for Safe & Comfortable Travel of Women and Gender Equality’’, which are open only to girls / women.
1) Essay Writing competition for girl students
Categories : i) upto high school ii) Junior college iii)degree and Post Graduation
Language : English
2) Elocution competition for girl students
Categories : i) upto high school ii) Junior college iii)degree and Post Graduation
Languages in each category: Telugu / Urdu / Hindi /English
3) Metro quiz for girl students
Categories : i) upto high school ii) Junior college iii)degree and Post Graduation
Language : English
4) Special debate for Women
Language : As per the choice of the participant (Telugu/Urdu/Hindi/English)

Prizes will be in the form of gift vouchers for purchase of books and stationery for students and household articles for women. Certificates will also be given for all prize winners.

A Panel of judges will decide the winners and their decision shall be final and nobody will have any right to appeal against it.

Prize distribution ceremony will be held at Gandhi Centenary Hall, Exhibition Grounds at 05:00PM on 11th February 2013.

Interested girl students/women will have to enroll their names in the appropriate category duly filling up the forms available in HMR stall at the 73rd All India Industrial Exhibition (Numaish) from 7th of January to 8th of February 2013.

There are 3 Prizes in each category / language

1st Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

2nd Prize – Rs. 7,000/-

3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000/-

Total 66 Prizes worth about 5 lakh, Jointly Sponsored by

HMR & L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd

We Wish You all a Happy Sankranthi !

Festive season brings families together to share their joy and happiness and set aside any bad feelings towards each other. Sankranthi in Hyderabad ushers in a new year of fun and frolic for the young and more comfort for the women and the elderly. No doubt, here Hyderabad Metro Rail  (HMR) will  soon  ( end of 2014) be able to strengthen family ties further, as city residents can travel from one corner to another corner and celebrate the festival together. Incidentally, Sankranthi is the harvest festival and farmers celebrate this day very joyfully.

On this auspicious day, “Pongal” the traditional dish consisting of rice and lentils is cooked in a clay pot which is decorated with colorful designs. The dish is tasty and mouth watering.  Children and teenagers as well as young adults fly colorful kites . In fact, annual kite flying competitions are held.  Here one can say the soon-to-arrive HMR will enable city residents to travel distances quickly and take part in a competition of their choice. Family members meet up to each other to rejoice together on the occasion. Once   HMR  arrives  on  the  scene  distances  will  not  mar  family relationships.  HMR will promote better interactions on such auspicious occasion and that too without any stress and tension of travelling long distance. Elderly will also be able to travel to meet their near and dear. Women can share their food offerings with other family members and friends.

Sankranthi indeed is a grand festival for closeness and togetherness among families and HMR knows it well.