KTR discusses metro neo

 Telangana | Written by : Suryaa Desk Updated: Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 05:53 PM

Hyderabad: A team of officers headed by MahaMetro managing director Dr Brijesh Dixit met urban development minister K.T. Rama Rao in Hyderabad and gave a detailed presentation on the ongoing projects.

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) has undertaken metro projects in Nagpur, Pune, Greater Nashik, and Thane.

During the meeting, the minister and the officials extensively discussed Metro Neo, a project which is a combination of the metro and bus system, introduced by MahaMetro.

MahaMetro officials said that Metro Neo has dedicated and elevated corridors and is cost-effective and cheaper than the Metro. Metro Neo can carry up to 350 to 400 passengers at a time and run at a two-minute frequency. The officials also mentioned their resource mobilisation models and stated that Metro Neo can be easily modified to accommodate the increasing population and traffic.

The minister looked into their presentation and instructed the Hyderabad Metro officials to study the MahaMetro proposals and adapt and implement practices such as rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment and roof-top solar panels on Metro coaches.

The minister directed the Hyderabad Metro Rail officials to imbibe suitable practices while preparing DPRs for the Elevated Bus Rapid Transit system in western Hyderabad.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, principal secretary Arvind Kumar and Hyderabad Metro Rail MD N.V.S. Reddy attended the meeting.