Cleanliness top priority, says Metro Rail MD

Published on May 18, 2015 01:52:40 AM
Cities
Hyderabad Metro Rail Managing Director N V S Reddy on Sunday said that with an aim to make Hyderabad Metro Rail the best in the world, cleanliness would be maintained right from the road level to concourse and platform level. The HMR MD participated in the cleanliness drive at Punjagutta Metro Station in ‘Swachh Metro’ as part of ‘Swachh Telangana’ and ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ programmes. He said that the road was also important in the elevated metro rail and cleanliness would be given importance from the road level to the platform level.

"The government, through HMR, has allocated Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore for each Metro Station. We are completely redesigning the city. The main carriage will have main traffic and at the adjacent side, there will be service lane for buses. Once the passenger gets off a train, there will be facilities like bus bays and auto bays,” Reddy said. The Metro Rail MD said each station would be designed in a different way in order to reflect Telangana culture and practices. "There will be artist camps in the stations. We have identified granite from Karimnagar and Khammam and these will be used for creating granite statues.

There will be murals on the walls,” he disclosed. Reddy further said ‘Swachh Metro’ would be a continuous process as they had taken up the ‘Swachh’ campaign by allocating works to their teams. "We have taken 50 km and divided it into 11 units with four to five km per unit. These units will be taken care of by the HMR team. Our teams will clean posters and clear water stagnation, if any,” said Reddy. The GHMC has divided the city into 430 units and the HMR Managing Director was given the responsibility of West Marredpally. "I used to be the president of the locality. We are going to take up the drive at West Marredpally,” he said.

Reddy and his team and GHMC officials, along with several residents of West Marredpally, participated in ‘Swachh Hyderabad’ programme in Marredpally area and cleared the debris and garbage in Nehru Nagar Park and other places. When problems of water stagnation and accumulation of garbage at some places were brought to his notice by the residents, he advised the GHMC and Water Board officials to attend to the problems immediately. He urged the residents to ensure that garbage was not strewn indiscriminately but thrown into the dustbins.