Hyderabad Metro Rail: Now Metro Stations Can Be Used As FOBs
December 5, 2017 by Vamshi Krishna Leave a Comment
Crossing the busy roads is a tough task in Hyderabad. People might be in hurry to cross the roads and end up in accidents. Though the government built Foot-over bridges to cross the roads, most of the people won’t use it.
Finally, the Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities have a solution that helps people cross the busy roads. Now, the Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities urged the general public to use the 24 metro stations in the city as foot-over-bridges to cross the road.
Yes, you read it right. You can now use the metro stations as FOBs. Pedestrians can use the first floor of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) stations as a foot over-bridge to cross over to the other side, HMR managing director N.V. S. Reddy said.
Medians have been built between the Metro Rail pillars and there is no gap for pedestrians to cross over. Most of them are seen standing at the edge or sides of the roads. Mr. Reddy said, “We want people to know that they can use the escalators and the unpaid area to cross the roads. They will not be charged.”
He said L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited had been told that pedestrians must be allowed to use this facility. “People can easily move around in the unpaid area and no one will stop them.” The staircases, lifts, and escalators are considered as the unpaid area.
According to Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail N.V.S. Reddy, over 2 lakh passengers boarded the Metro on Saturday and Sunday. The numbers had swelled over the days, the service was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 28, due to the holiday rush.
N.V.S Reddy, managing director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, said, “There was no bomb threat. These are just rumors. A bag was left behind by a passenger and security cameras picked it up. The security staff identified its owner and handed it over to him.”
Mr. Reddy said that passenger movement at stations was becoming more organized due to improving discipline among passengers.