With the completion of the 2,599th pier at the MGBS metro station this week, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) marks the culmination of pillar construction exercise which started about seven years ago in April 2012. With this, except for the 6 km stretch in Old City, construction of all pillars for 66km phase-1 metro project have been completed
Except for the 6km stretch in the Old City, all the pillars for the 66km phase-I Metro project have been completed and that a new world record has been created by construction of so many Metro pillars by a single company L&T in this manner.
The rapidity of construction is also very much sufficient and on an average one Metro pillar was constructed per day. Out of the 2,599 pillars, while 1,569 are normal, 224 cantilever pillars, 602 station pillars, 51 hammer head pillars and 153 are portal pillars.
Detailing the construction of such a large number of pillars by blocking 30feet in the middle of the congested roads of Hyderabad as an engineering and logistics challenge overcame major hurdles and created milestones in the huge construction activity.
Expressing that a large number of renowned engineers and officers brawled hard over the past seven years to cross all the hurdles, NVS Reddy specifically complimented L&T-MRHL engineers MP Naidu, Shanker Lingam, K.M. Rao and HMRL senior engineers and officers Mohd Ziauddin, M. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, BN Rajeswar and A Balakrishna for constructing Hyderabad Metro with least inconvenience to the public.