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Hyderabad Metro Rail to ease daily commuter’s travel

It was indeed a grand affair  as the Hyderabad Metro Rail Stall was inaugurated by Hon’ble A.P.state minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Mr. M. Maheeder Reddy thus enleashing an era of rapid mass transport system in a city that is plagued by constant traffic jams and congestion. Also, present on the occasion was prinicipal secretary (MA&UB) Mr. B Sam Bob  IAS Mr. N.V.S Reddy, Managing Director, HMR and other senior officials of HMR.  The  HMR stall has been set up at the All India Industrial Exhibtion Ground, Nampally.

The elegant coach of the metro rail was on display, which looked splendid and one could immediately feel the comfortable travel that would be possible the moment HMR arrives on the scene. The occasion was somber and extremely auspicious, as it is, but natural,  that  the  city  residents’s thirst for quick travel will be quenched soon.

After the traditional ribbon cutting was done by the Hon’ble minister, the delegates visited to have a look at the interior of the coach. The minister along with Mr. N. V. S. Reddy waived to esteemed gathering from inside the coach and one could visualize how HMR would be welcomed  by all and sundry.

Visitors at the exhibition were indeed excited to see the Metro rail exhibit, hoping obviously fr better future in city travel.


The  New  Year  awakens to the reality that we are constantly striving for the best technological innovations that make our life-styles simply superb. The youth today is  bubbling full of energy to contribute  fruitfully in this hi-fi  world of software industry, as well as, other business set-ups which are now   adjusting  to  the   newer technological software applications. Not only has the business industry per se   been    bitten   by   the technological bug innovation, but also the transport sector is equally adapting to the changing times.

Hyderabad  Metro   Rail  that  would be making its debut by end of  2014, will definitely be a technological wonder in a city that has been more tradition bound till now. Urbanization is catching on  fast  in  the  city  and  the  youth  equally has high expectations  of  leading a life that is venturesome and challenging.  They want to move fast, earn well and relax. The  younger  lot, particularly, professionals working with multi-nationals are in hurry to reach their places of work and their daily commute  is  always  beating  the clock. So   HMR  will  certainly  enable  them to live up to the brim, with every moment being joyful  and  memorable. Along with them women, children  and  the elderly also would be   much  pleased  to avail the services of HMR.

Every year brings in its own freshness and the residents of Hyderabad have expectations of leading a better life than the year before. The previous year lapses into oblivion, whether to be remembered or not,   hoping   that  the  New Year would be different  by fulfilling all desires and hopes. The city residents are tired of innumerable traffic jams, and since more settlers are settling down, there would naturally be more   vehicles   on   the road.   Pollution  levels  are  going up  and affecting one’s health. HMR has been devised with the hope of a better life for the city residents.

L&T   engineers   are   burning   the   midnight oil to ensure that HMR serves the transport needs of the city residents.  Timely   work  is  on  and  recently,  the Uppal  section of the metro- rail was inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy. The entire distance consists of 72 KM  Metro Rail pillars.  The  Uppal  girder weighs about 300 tons, thus projecting the magnitude of the work on hand. The best talent from abroad as well as locally is being used to ensure that it is a safe and reliable venture. One can simply say “hats to HMR authorities”, by seeing the progress on with the HMR project.

So let the New Year be joyful   year with the hope that the following year will be a year of HMR, with much headway being made in its construction, for it to be a “dream come true”.

Travel HMR all round the city without any sweat and tears, as comfort is the main focus!

 Tourists visit Hyderabad from far and wide and will find their stay enjoyable and comfortable, if they are able to  make  use  of  a  city  transport  system  that  is easy on the nerves and reduces fatigue. There are many sites to visit and, naturally, they would prefer to avail of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR), when it makes   its  debut  in  the city in end of 2014. HMR is being designed, keeping in view, the comfort levels of the city residents as well as that of the visitors.

Why  will  HMR  be  a  city attraction?

A rapid urban mass transportation, with comfortable air-conditioned coaches and smokeless is what one can expect from soon-to-arrive   HMR, to be preferred by tourists who can visit maximum sites in a day.   The question of  experiencing   fatigue  will not arise at the end of the day after  a whirlwind  tour of the city. They will be at ease at all times during their visits and return back to their hotel rooms with fond memories of the day. Naturally, this would also mean that they will leave the city with a pleasant impression and encourage other tourists also to visit them.

Why  would  a  tourists prefer HMR?

  • Rapid travel.
  • Comfy interiors as the coaches are air-conditioned.
  • Can reach respective destinations quickly.
  • Budget-friendly travel.
  • No bickering.
  • Stress-less travel.

How would HMR enhance the image of Hyderabad as a tourist attraction?

HMR will be the pulse of the city and will move through the city rapidly. It   will   be  the  life-line of the city, as both the local residents and the tourists visiting the city will certainly make use of it. Hyderabad, no doubt, is trying its best to retain its traditional image,  but , it  has  also  quickly  emerged  as  an urban city.  Urbanization  would  mean  a  viable  mass transport system that would  make life in the city live-able. Tourists visiting Hyderabad must enter the city with high hopes of having a gala time while on vacation.

There is much to see in Hyderabad,  the  city of  Nizams, and HMR will pave the way to city tours with much comfort and ease.

So, tourists, roll up your sleeves and cheer up and  make  plans  to  visit  Hyderabad,  as  soon  as you will have  the availability of a rapid mass transport system , HMR, at your disposal. No doubt, now also many are visiting, but once HMR arrives,  a  tourist  will  never  forget  his  or  her  visit  to the city of pearls.

HMR   will   usher   in  an era of ease and comfort for the over-stressed residents of the city and the much haggard tourists. Easy ride, quick reach to one’s destination and no need to inhale polluted air will definitely   make   HMR   a   popular   mode  of  rapid  city transport.

A green Hyderabad will be the envy of all, and HMR knows it well!

 Is  HMR  aimed  at  preserving  the  city ecology?

Our environment matters to us on a daily basis. We need to preserve it at any cost, as we need to keep good health. Even residents of Hyderabad also feel the same way. Unfortunately, the increase in vehicular   traffic  in the city is causing much pollution and noise. The citizens are vexed with daily driving and would certainly be in  for  treat  once the Hyderabad Metro Rail  (HMR) arrives on the. Why so? Let us observe this further.

How can the ecology of Hyderabad be preserved?

Hyderabad  is  now a metropolis with innumerable  pollution issues that are affecting the average citizens’ health.  Too  much  vehicles  on  the  city  roads  are leading to much carbon emissions and the breathing of the local citizens is getting affected. They are forced to inhale foul air, which is detrimental to a citizen’s health, particularly children and elderly, who can succumb to pollution. The best way out is to ensure safe and comfortable travel in HMR devoid of pollution.

How  will  HMR  impact  the environment of Hyderabad?

  • Less carbon emissions to inhale.
  • Noise less movement of the metro rail would ensure that the citizens are not exposed to further traffic noise.
  • Less vehicles on the road as some commuters would prefer to make use of the metro rail. This, in turn, would mean that there would less pollution in the surrounding areas, as the number of vehicles on the road will be less.

HMR   will  make  its  presence  felt  as ecology conscious citizens are cooperating with HMR and taking active part in its tree plantation drive and sapling distribution. Vanadeeksha and Vanaprasadam. This approach  of  the  HMR  and  citizens  to  ensure  a healthy environment will certainly prove to  be fruitful in ensuring that the city residents breathe fresh air at all times.

The  young  adults , children and the elderly are  constantly exposed to carbon emissions and their overall well-being is under threat, HMR has been professionally designed to ensure that it retains its commitment towards the residents of the city.

Any doubts of HMR arrival being questioned?

To certain extent,   environment   activists  have, no doubt, raised objections to introducing the metro rail, as they feel that the green ecology of the city will get destroyed. Apparently, HMR authorities feel otherwise.  The residents can keenly wait for the arrival of HMR, which will be there to make use of in end of 2014. The excessive  concerns  expressed  by  some  sections of the society will certainly be negated, as HMR will prove to be viable in all respects as it is fashioned on the model of Delhi Metro.

HMR is meant to bypass vehicular traffic for systematic flow of overall traffic.


                               Tired finding one’s way through unsystematic vehicular flow?

Daily travel in Hyderabad can  be  extremely  annoying  as  one  has  to  find  one’ s way through unsystematic vehicular flow. Driving one’s own personal vehicle is extremely tiresome, as one has to travel through daily vehicular flow, and also find one’s way through innumerable traffic. Population of Hyderabad is constantly on the increase, and naturally the demand of public transport system will on be on the higher front. After all, the existing modes may not be sufficient and also, as there  are  so  many  personal  and  other  forms  of  public   transport system, that  driving one’s own  personal vehicle becomes extremely difficult. Under such circumstances, it  is  but natural  that  the soon- to-arrive Hyderabad Metro Rail  (HMR) will resolve the daily tedious journey to one’s work place.

How will HMR help in avoiding unsystematic traffic flow?

  • HMR will ride high across all other forms of vehicles on the road. In other words,  one  will be able to bypass other vehicles operating on the road.
  • HMR   is  fast  and the frequency is extremely good , with trains arriving every minute or two. Naturally, this would attract more commuters to make use of it, and thus reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Since, there would be less personal vehicles on the road, on account of daily commuters making use of HMR, others driving their own vehicles, for reasons of their  own, would naturally face less traffic hurdles on the road.  Traffic  flow  will  be  more   smoother than usual.
  • Drivers now are inclined to drive unsystematically on the road, thus making it extremely unsafe to   drive on the roads. With the arrival of HMR on the scene, it is but natural for drivers to avail it, thus reducing the number of unsystematic drivers on the road. Traffic would certainly be more  smoother  on  the  roads.

How   can  unsystematic  traffic  flow   affect  daily  commuting?

  • Can make driving tiresome.
  • Can cause more accidents.
  • Pedestrians   are also at risk of accidents.
  • Tourists may not find daily travel in the city very enjoyable.

World over, the flow of traffic is regular and systematic, but in the most of the Asian countries, this is not so.  It is very essential for modes of traffic to be systematic, as it would make it easy for daily commuters to reach their respective destinations on time. HMR will certainly be systematic in operation and will reduce the congested traffic conditions that one comes across now.  It will be a tourist attraction as well, since those visiting the city would be able to travel comfortably. Even if they do not make use of it, at least they will not have to find their way through heavy unsystematic vehicular traffic.