Two skywalks planned at Metro stations in Sec’bad
The Hyderabad Metro Rail has decided to provide skywalk facility for commuters going from metro rail stations from Parade Grounds and parking complex at YMCA to Jubilee Bus Stand (JBS). The skywalk has been proposed for benefit of the people who go to JBS on their way to travelling to to north Telangana districts such as Karminagar, Adilabad and Nizamabad and also make it easy to reach the metro rail station after alighting at JBS.
Officials said the HMR wants to develop Parade Grounds station and parking and commercial complex at YMCA and JBS triangle as multimodal transportation-cum-activities hub. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked the metro rail authorities to provide the skywalk and develop the area as a thriving “Eastern Gateway“ for north Telangana districts. Both JBS to Falaknuma (corridor II) and Nagole to Shilparamam (Corridor III) will merge at interchange station at Parade Grounds.
HMR managing director NVS Reddy, L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail managing director Shivanand Nimbargi and other metro rail authorities inspected JBS and other stations on Saturday.
It has been decided to construct another skywalk at Secunderabad railway station. Secunderabad West metro station of corridor III (in old Gandhi hospital premises) would be developed as a major inter modal transportation hub with skywalk landing on the western end of Secunderabad railway station which will give access to all its platforms, in consultation with railway authorities. The HMR will develop the intermodal transportation hub in PPP mode as a separate concession.
During the joint inspection the managing director asked the L&T officials to lay a bypass road at Sweekar-Upakar junction in Secunderabad Cantonment area for taking up the remaining pillars at the junction and remove encroachments abutting TSRTC compound wall near Siddhi Vinayaka temple at YMCA.Similarly, the compound walls of different obstructing structures would be dismantled and reconstructed by L&T after the foundation works are over.
The L&T has been asked to prepare a traffic management plan taking up four critical foundations and pillar works in front of the temples near Musheerabad X roads as traffic movement will be severely affected on this road once the metro works starts.
eenadu news paper 15-05-2016 : http://epaper.eenadu.net