On Thursday, Telangana state government wrote a letter to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited to submit a report on the proposed realignment and likely additional expenditure for realignment. The realignment issue came to an end with the CMO officially communicating the change of route to the concessionaire L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd.
Assembly side route will be diverted from behind with the Metro Rail diverting after the Lakdikapul station towards Police Officers Store and then the DGP (AP) office, police quarters along the railway track to the open space near Telugu University Gate.
And the second route Sultan Bazaar will be diverted from Badi Chowdi where there will be a left turn towards Tilak Road and backside of Koti Women’s College. As MIM has argued that it was necessary to save many religious structures there will be change in route at Nampally.
The previous alignment was Darulshifa, Miralam Mandi, Etebar Chowk, Moghalpura and other densely populated areas. The latest realignment at Nampally is to take the route along the Musi River, Bahadurpura, Kalapathar to Falaknuma. And no compensation for realignment to L&T. This Nampally’s re-alignment has been proposed as the present route will affect seven temples, 28 mosques and 1,000 houses.
“The changed route will be studied, its technical feasibility will be evaluated and then accordingly our inputs will be put before the government. Another senior officer explained, The cost of compensation will have to be worked,” explained a senior officer of L and T.