At 63 metro stations has already been booked Eighty per cent of the retail space by Larsen and Turbo Hyderabad Metro Rail for the market price ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 900 per sft. At only one station at Jubilee Check Post will not have any retail space.
Before the station works commenced, majority of the bookings had been done. The station areas range from 2,000 to 3,000 sft and will be managed and maintained by L&T.
“Our policy for retail outlets is to meet the day-to-day requirements of people. For that we have sought feedback from people on social media and identified sectors which people stated as their daily requirements,” said a senior officer.
These were identified as vegetable super markets, pharmacies, laundry, dairy parlours, stationery, gift items, food joints and coffee shops and also entertainment zones for children. The main idea of metro rail is to meet the daily requirements of the passengers.
“Office goers usually leave early in the morning and when they come back late in the evening they again go out to the super market, stationery store to pick up provisions. We want that on the way back from work, Metro users should have access to convenience stores that will provide what is required,” said an officer.
There are also washrooms at the concourse level and the hygiene factor will be specially taken care of.
A senior Metro officer said, “We are going to have extra security personnel to ensure that the station area is not littered by licensed vendors or by commuters. A strict check will be kept as we have to maintain the Metro property as per international standards