HYDERABAD: Work on the 8-km-long Nagole-Mettuguda stretch of Metro Rail Corridor-III picked up momentum on Thursday with 10,000 saplings being planted along the stretch on Thursday. Raja Reddy, MLA, planted the first sapling near the Uppal depot which is under construction.
According to Hyderabad Metro Rail officials, drains along the road have been covered with slabs and the central lighting has been shifted to the roadsides to facilitate pillar constructions and widening of bridges and roads.
“We are confident of planting one lakh trees in the city before completion of the project in 2016,'' said NVS Reddy, managing director of HMR, while planting saplings at BITS, Shamirpet.
The first phase of metro rail will have three corridors covering a total distance of 72 km.