Thursday, May 24, 2012

3-Month break for Hyderabad Metro rail works

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail works are likely to be given a break for close to three months from August to October this year in view of the prestigious International Bio-Diversity Summit scheduled to be held in the State capital in October. This was informed by NVS Reddy, managing director of Hyderabad Metro Rail project, at a review meeting on city beautification held at the GHMC main office near Tank Bund on Wednesday.

He also pointed out that the authorities would be writing letters to the construction company- Larsen &Toubro, to remove all the soil-testing blockages erected in the middle of the city roads on various routes by August 15.

The rest of the works would be taken up only after the conclusion of the COP summit. GHMC Commissioner M T Krishna Babu directed the zonal commissioners to personally inspect identified corridors, along with officials of the APCPDCL, HMWSSB and R&B, to ensure full development of the corridors and also to expedite the works on priority basis with regard to relocation of electric poles, transformers, shifting of unused pipes from the roads, bringing the level of manholes to the road height etc. Read the full news item in The Hans India, 24 May 2012 at the following link:

We would like to ask: 
The metro MD stated in the Affidavit to AP High Court that EACH DAY'S DELAY WILL ADD RS. 5 Cr/day to the project cost. Now who will be responsible for an escalation of about Rs. 450 cr (90 days@5 cr)? Will he or L&T explain?