HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Metro Rail limited managing director NVS Reddy on Sunday inspected the Ameerpet interchange station, one of the biggest Metro stations in India. The Ameerpet interchange is a special station connecting Corridor-I (Miyapur-LB Nagar) and corridor-III (Nagole-Raidurg).
Reddy directed the L&TMRHL engineers to see that all the facilities at the station are seamlessly integrated in a passenger-friendly manner and that passengers can transit from one corridor to another in a smooth way.
During his visit, Reddy instructed HMRL engineers to engage a traffic planner, in addition to the architectural firm which is designing a host of pedestrian facilities, to get the project designed. He told the engineers that all the nearby junctions towards Greenlands, Punjagutta, Yousufguda, Maithrivanam, SR Nagar will have to be redesigned and integrated for easy access of this station from different directions.
In view of the anticipated inauguration of Metro project towards November end, the MD instructed L&TMRHL and HMRL engineers to carry out several works simultaneously to ensure that the station is ready to act as an interchange point for running Metro services from Miyapur to Ameerpet (13 km) on corridor-I and Ameerpet to Nagole (17 km) on corridor-III.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed HMRL and L&TMRHL to complete these two stretches so that passenger services can be run from Miyapur to Nagole (30 km) in one go.
Ameerpet station to be the biggest in India
Spread over 2 lakh sft, the Ameerpet Metro station is said to be one of the biggest Metro stations in the country
Corridor-III is at a lower level and corridor-I goes over it The station is built in a unique way by combining both corridors at three levels and each level is again split into two, as one corridor has to pass over the other
Main area of entire station is being done up in a magnificent way with jaguar brown granite flooring
Integrated station has 16 lifts, 12 escalators and 12 staircases on both sides
As many as 30,000 passengers would use the station every day and the open spaces, lifts, escalators, staircases,etc. would be able to accommodate a minimum of 6,000 passengers at any point of time comfortably
Special care needs will be taken in consideation to install easy signage and special announcement facilities for illiterate passengers and those with physical disabilities to understand and change over from one platform to the other