Asia Bizz: The Indian institute of Technology (Delhi) has been recently roped in by the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR). The Institute has been brought on board in to design pedestrian-friendly facilities which will include 200 skywalks and three corridors across the city of Hyderabad.

NVS Reddy, the managing director of HMR said that the company will give utmost importance to pedestrian facilities and will also seek assistance of the centre to sanction Rs. 200 crore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). On April 6,  2012 Reddy inspected the metro facilitation works between Miyapur to S R Nagar along with Kukatpally MLA Jayaprakash Narayan and Bikshapathy Yadav the MLA of Serlimgampally.

The MD of HMR said at a press conference that the new project would be an addition to the Rs. 1,458 crore viability gap funding by the centre for the project of Rs. 14, 182. The Miyapur and SR Nagar line of 11 kms is expected to get ready in two years time.

The first section is planned between Nagole and Mettuguda by December 2014 – which will cover eight kms. The other facilities include the widening of the carriage way by one and a half lanes on either side of the National Highway.