The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of Metro project with officers of state government and project contractor L&T.
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has fixed a deadline of August 2018 to finish the Hyderabad Metro Rail development. The Chief Minister look over the progress of Metro project with officials of state government and project developer L&T.
S.N. Subramanian L&T Metro chairman and MD Shivanand, Hydera-bad Metro Rail MD S.N.V.S. Reddy, Chief Minister’s principal secretary S. Narsing Rao and other senior officials take part in the review meeting held at the Chief Minister’s camp office on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister directed officials to finish Metro Corridor-I from Miyapur to LB Nagar by November 2017 giving hints that the Metro Rail commercial operations would be launched only by November 2017.
Mr Rao asked bureaucrats to expedite completion of Metro project since it would help in resolving the traffic flow woes in city to some extent.
The original deadline to accomplish project as per the contract was July 2017, which has now been prolonged by about a year’s time.
The Chief Minister whispered that the state government would spread all its help for the speedy finishing point of the Metro Rail project.Aquisition delays hit metro rail time limit.
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And yet the state government signed MoU with L&T for building of Metro project in 2010, the implementation of the project works started in 2012. The government and L&T had reached an agreement declaring July 5, 2012 as “Appointed Date” for Metro mission and that the entire project should be complete within five years from this date, which is July 5, 2017.
But the project did not make serious progress as per plans due to interruption in the acquisition of properties, handing over of lands and giving Right of Way to build pillars on the middle of the ways due to road traffic and railway-crossing problems.
With the Chief Minister’s judgment, the L&T now gets an official extension of the project close deadline by one more year.
But, confusion still prevails whether the government would permit the launch of Metro commercial operations on completed ways between Nagole-Mettuguda (8-km) and SR Nagar- Miyapur (12 km) in early 2017.
Closing date go for a toss
Stage-I from Nagole- Mettuguda: March 2015.
Stage-2 from Miyapur-SR Nagar: October 2015.
Stage-I, Stage-II launches revised deadlines: Diwali 2016.
Project actual deadline: July 2017.
Stage-I, Stage-II new launch planned: March 2017.
Project’s fresh deadline: August 2018.
Chief Minister’s new deadline for Corridor-I Nagole-Miyapur: November 2017.