HYDERABAD: In upcoming Metro stations, high priority would be given to pedestrian safety by providing perfectly designed pedestrian pathways to avoid conflict with vehicle movement. Escalators, lifts and staircases including barrier-free access for physically disabled persons would be provided, Hyderabad Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy said.
He inspected the works of road engineering, street-scaping and creation of pedestrian walkways at Nagole and Uppal stations on Friday. Fast moving carriageway will be separated from feeder services area by creating separate service lanes on both sides of the station. Staggered bus-bays, auto-bays and parking lots for private vehicles will be created in the service lane, with placement of bus-bays nearer to entry/exit points of stations, he added. As a pilot project, Nagole and Uppal stations and Uppal X roads would be taken up for development. Further, he told designers and traffic planners to complete their design solutions soon to ensure the first stage of Metro Rail is ready for inauguration by March 2015.
No Need for Metro Re-alignment: Congress
Hyderabad: A delegation of Congress MLAs inspected the Metro Rail works in front of Assembly on Friday. The Congress leaders inspected the works in view of the proposed changes to the alignment of Metro Rail in front of Assembly and two other places. MLAs Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and T Rammohan Reddy and MLCs MS Prabhakar and M Ranga Reddy inspected the ongoing works from Akashavani to Assembly stretch. The leaders measured the distance between Assembly to the Metro Rail pillar opposite it and found the pillar is a distance of 400 feet. Bhatti Vikramarka said there is no need to change the alignment and it can go as per the earlier design.