Hyderabad: Some Metro Rail pillars and station premises will display the periodic table, which organises elements by their atomic number, and also the contributions of great scientists. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate this with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad Metro Rail Bhavan.
The stations where the paintings will go up are located on the eight-kilometre ‘Science Corridor’ between Secunderabad East and Nagole Metro Rail stations. The route has renowned scientific institutions like IICT, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Nutrition, Geological Survey of India, National Geophysical Research Institute and the Survey of India among others.
Speaking on the occasion, HMRL managing director, N.V.S. Reddy, said “In order to create scientific temper among the common public, and children in particular and to provide an opportunity to observe and appreciate the utility of science in daily life, HMRL and L&TMRHL have tied up with CSIR-IICT to develop a science corridor in the city.”
Rao said it was contemplated to organise scientific promotional activities like theme-based exhibitions at a few Metro Rail stations.
IICT director Dr S. Chandrasekhar said, “it is for the first time in our country that an exclusive science corridor is being developed to inspire young minds.” He stated that the allotted Metro Rail pillars and station areas will be utilised to display the periodic table elements as well as stories of legendary scientists reflecting their great contributions in improving quality of life and human welfare. This is also the Unesco International Year of the Periodic Table....