HMR eyes integrated transport
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
25th June 2012 11:14 AM
To provide ‘seamless travel facility’ for Metro Rail commuters in Twin Cities, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMR) entered into an agreement with IIT, Delhi, entrusting the latter with study of integration of different modes of transport and provision of pedestrian facilities, cycling and other non-motorized transport (NMT) facilities etc., at Metro Rail stations.
The feasibility study costing Rs 19 lakh which was sanctioned by the government of India under JNNURM scheme will make Hyderabad Metro Rail project a better model in the country and will facilitate redesigningHyderabad city as an eco-friendly city with less carbon emissions, HMR managing director, NVS Reddy said.As a part of the study, IIT, Delhi will identify interchange points of different modes of transport, pedestrian access facilities within half-a-kilometre to one-kilometre distance from Metro Rail stations; cycling and other NMT access requirements within 3 km from Metro stations.Access facilities for transfer of passengers from bus stops; MMTS stations and railway terminals to and from Metro Rail stations will be identified.
Based on the expected passenger loads at each Metro station, IIT, Delhi will suggest pedestrian access facilities to Metro Rail stations, provision of footpaths and bicycle tracks, parking facilities at and near the Metro stations and sky-walks below the Metro Rail viaduct.The sky-walks as in Bangkok will give direct access and landing into the nearby office and shopping complexes, malls, school buildings, multiplexes etc., apart from facilitating safe crossing of junctions.
“The study report will be prepared within five months” ,said Reddy.
- For team Rahul, it’s good politics that will yield rich dividends for poor Indians
- Four years of UPA-II
- Nine years as PM: What will be Manmohan Singh's legacy?
- Maharashtra’s aid to digitise rare manuscripts in Thanjavur
- 'Climate change may spell disaster for coastal economy'
- Lanka’s woman Thavil players fading away
- Pakistan's answer to electricity shortages: Don't wear socks
- All dead, no vultures fly in Andhra now!
- Incredible India! Cuppa at Rs 1,200 is Chiru’s idea of sustainable tourism
- Suriya storms ahead of Vijay, Ajith online
- Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians, reach IPL finals
- BSNL Ernakulam posts Rs 390-crore turnover
- Meghalaya's CMJ University faces probe after awarding suspicious PhDs
- CM can go his way: Ramesh Chennithala
- Vindu Dara Singh nabbed for IPL scam links
- Yasin Malik’s support for Sri Lanka Tamils a sham