Almost one-and-a-half of 12 months after its inception, Hyderabad Metro Rail continues to set new requirements for public transportation in India. From being the second-largest metro line after Delhi to beginning an exceptional all-women metro station, Hyderabad Metro is proving out to be an inclusive initiative. This is additionally constructing a greener city metropolis. In an interview with Ms. Gaura Naithani, NVS Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), shared plans for future growth and defined how developing metro facilitates city rejuvenation. Here are the excerpts of his interview:-
How do you see the metro facilitating urban rejuvenation?
Mr. NVS Rdeddy: Hyderabad Metro is slightly one-of-a-kind from metros in other towns. Here, it is a social mission that allows us to redesign a greener city for the residents. All over the world, towns have been designed to house automobiles, but we’ve realized that we can not build a metropolis for motors. We, as an alternative, made it for human beings, girls, kids, and the otherwise-abled.
In this manner, we’re incorporating extra lung spaces in metro stations. Miyapur station has near 10 acres of land developed as a public area. Also, to lessen visitors’ congestions and growing carbon footprint, we have created sidewalks at stations. Also, locations like Uppal and LB Nagar are now becoming industrial hubs due to the metro. The land costs have risen from Rs 10,000 consistent with the square yard to Rs 70,000 in step with the square yard in Uppal.