Centre has no say in Telangana state Metro

Published Jul 29, 2014, 7:08 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 4:07 pm IST
Re-alignment of Metro project near heritage structure remains contentious issue
Hyderabad Metro Rail project   (Photo: DC archives)
 Hyderabad Metro Rail project (Photo: DC archives)

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail officials have denied reports that claimed that the Centre was involved in decision-making in the ongoing city metro rail project, maintaining that all instructions on works come from the government of Telangana state.

“Those projects, which are worth more than Rs 1,000 crore, require us to furnish details to various departments within the Central administration.


This is a normal procedure. There have been no remarks attached to the information supplied. It’s just an account of what is happening in the state,” a senior official explained.

Also, the re-alignment of the metro project near heritage structures continues to remain a contentious issue. The engineers from Hyderabad Metro Rail are currently studying various options, but so far, have not submitted any proposals to the TS government. And because of this, the contractor Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is continuing with the works according to the original proposal.

A senior Hyderabad Metro Rail official explained, “Until we get an official communication from the principal secretary, we will have to carry forward the project as it was originally planned. Till then, no changes can be considered.”

Location: Telangana