Hyderabad Metro Rail Takes Up Road Restoration Works on Metro Corridors

HMR has agreed to pay Rs4-lakh compensation to the family of the boy, who drowned in metro pit at Monda Market, Secunderabad, and died on Thursday. - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: After the latest incident of death of a seven-year old boy in a pit dug by it, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) is resorting to damage control exercise by taking up restoration works on city roads along the three metro corridors. It's estimated that over 800 potholes on city roads need to be repaired immediately and majority of them are along the metro corridors. To ease the traffic congestion and provide relief to commuters, HMRL is inviting tenders for taking up road restoration works in all the three Metro Rail corridors at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Meanwhile, HMR has agreed to pay Rs4-lakh compensation to the family of the boy, who drowned in metro pit at Monda Market and died on Thursday. Responding to the incident, Secunderabad MLA and Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav spoke to NVS Reddy, MD, HMR, to immediately do the justification to the family of deceased. Subsequently, Reddy spoke to the L&T company representatives. L&T has agreed to pay Rs4 lakh ex-gratia to the family of deceased boy.

According to a release from HMRL, tenders have been floated in this regard which are due for opening on October 15 for BT and other road works in various stretches, which were badly damaged due to the recent heavy rains in the city.

The roads, which were badly damaged include, LB Nagar-Dilsukhnagar-Chaderghat; Rangmahal Jn-Nampally- Khairatabad; Punjagutta-SR Nagar-Kukatpally stretches of Metro corridor-I; Secunderabad-Begumpet; Road No.5 and Road No.36 of Jubilee Hills in corridor-III and in different stretches between Secunderabad-Musheerabad-RTC X road-Badichowdi and Putlibowli Jn in corridor-II.

NVS Reddy, Managing Director, HMRL, said: "In locations which are prone to frequent water logging like Khairatabad Junction, Peddamma Gudi, Madhapur station etc., on Road No.36, road restoration works are being done with paver blocks as a long term solution. Several European cities and Mumbai, which experience heavy rainfall have extensively used paver blocks as a long term solution in road stretches prone for water logging."

"This paver block work which has already started at Khairatabad near Rajiv Gandhi statue, would be replicated in other low-lying and water stagnation areas of the Metro corridors," he said.

BT works in various road stretches will be started in about ten days and completed in a month's time. In addition, NH authorities will take up road restoration works between Miyapur and Kukatpally and L&TMRHL will undertake road repair works at Oliphanta, Greenlands, Ameerpet, Yousufguda, etc, the release added.

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