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Old September 26th, 2014, 07:45 AM   #11041
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Old September 26th, 2014, 09:21 AM   #11042
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It is the same design everywhere for stations
Ok..But what is the purpose ?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:46 PM   #11043
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[QUOTE=World8115;117666164]HMR G+

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Is the roof of the station grey in color or is it a cover for the roof until the work finishes? What color is Uppal station?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #11044
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Ok..But what is the purpose ?
I have seen similar work near Habsiguda station also as some one mentioned before. Dont have an idea what is it about Lets see

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Is the roof of the station grey in color or is it a cover for the roof until the work finishes? What color is Uppal station?
This is the final colour of the roof. There is no cover
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Old September 26th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #11045
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Old September 26th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #11046
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Old September 26th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #11047
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seek the truth

My apologies Mr rai99. I just do not agree with your statement. I am not a mouth piece for anyone. All are equal to me. I saw a game being played on this forum. That is fine, you guys can have unhindered fun. I look for the truth. Always.

Here is my first post on the Metro - Enjoy.

Metro rail: A story of exploitation?
TNN | Sep 27, 2014, 01.36 AM IST

In some disturbing revelation, thousands of construction workers, engaged in making the Hyderabad Metro Rail project a reality, are not being paid full wages and are being made to work in 12 hour shifts against the mandated eight hours without being paid overtime. In addition, they are forced to live up to five workers in a tin-roofed room in camps set up by Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the concessionaire for the project, and eat food cooked in unhygienic conditions.

Most of these workers are migrant labourers from other states, including Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and as far away as Uttar Pradesh. As per orders issued by the central deputy chief labour commissioner, the daily wages, including variable dearness allowance, for unskilled workers is Rs 268.69 as per state rules and Rs 329 as per central rules. For semi-skilled/unskilled supervisory staff it is Rs 296.84 and Rs 363, and for skilled staff it is Rs 329 and Rs 400 respectively. However, construction workers that TOI spoke with on Thursday reported wages far less than the minimum prescribed.

"I get paid Rs 275 each day," said a worker carrying an identity card issued by L&T and listed as semi-skilled. He hailed from Behrampur in Odisha, as did the others waiting for a bus to take them to the worksite early in the morning. Asked about the work hours, he said it stretches up to 12 hours with a one-hour break.

As per law, a workday should comprise eight hours of work with a one-hour break, and anyone working more should be compensated with overtime pay, which is twice the normal rate. In case of this worker, his daily wage should have been Rs 296.84 per day under state rules and Rs 363 under central rules. Add overtime to it, the amount due to him each day increases enormously.

Interestingly, L&T Construction, in its last filing of half-yearly returns ending June 2013, informed the state commissioner of labour that the daily work hours are from "0830 hrs to 1730 hrs", which translates into a nine hour workday with a one-hour break. Clearly, the reality is different. Another semi-skilled worker in his mid-50s from Uttar Pradesh also reported subpar wages. "I have been working here for two years and I get paid Rs 250 a day for a 12-hour shift," he said.

According to the Andhra Pradesh State Multiple Contractor's Labour Union, an affiliate of the Indian National Trade Union Congress, the net loss to the workers currently employed on the project is to the tune of Rs 12,01,69,920 between the months of April and August this year alone. In addition, the employer is required to pay 20 per cent additional daily wage to any worker who has to work 30 feet above ground, which is the case in many stretches of the metro rail.

Further, in its filing with the labour commissioner last year, the company said it employed up to a maximum of 8,240 workers during the first six months of the year. But a labour licence for the year sought permission to hire only 5,000 workers. "Where are the records of the excess workers," Devasani Bikshapati, general secretary of the contractor's labour union asked.

Previous inspections by the labour department of unified Andhra Pradesh recorded multiple violations of labour laws and practices, and unless the government takes firm steps against the contractor and sub-contractors, the migrant labourers will continue to be exploited, Bikshapati added.

In the meantime, following a representation from the contractor's labour union, labour department secretary R V Chandravadan, vide memo No. 1021/LAB.A1/2014 on September 17, wrote to the commissioner of labour, Telangana, to "cause inquiry and take necessary action as per rules in force in the matter."

Efforts by TOI to contact Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited officials, the commissioner of labour and L&T representatives did not bear fruit as none responded to requests to answer questions on this issue.

Hardly any medical benefits

In addition to being paid less than the minimum wages, many L&T construction workers were not aware that they were eligible for medical benefits under the Employees' Social Insurance scheme. One worker said that if someone falls ill, they either get medicines from the time office at the camp (primarily pills for headaches, body aches and fever) or go to a doctor, for which they pay from their own pockets. "Also, each month at my camp (at Nagole), we pay Rs 1,800 for three meals a day. On off days, we end up paying Rs 60 with no pay," another worker said. Some workers also complained that many worksites do not have toilets, forcing them to relieve themselves either in the work area itself or by the roadside.

Daily woes

* As per orders of the central deputy chief labour commissioner, daily wages for unskilled workers is Rs 268.69 as per state rules and Rs 329 as per central rules. For semi-skilled, its Rs 296.84 and Rs 363 and for skilled it is Rs 329 and Rs 400 respectively. Construction workers of L&T reported wages far lesser than the minimum

* Though in its filing of half-yearly returns ending June 2013, L&T said the daily work hours are from "0830 hrs to 1730 hrs", most workers reported 12-hour shifts without overtime pay

* According to the AP State Multiple Contractor's Labour Union, the net loss to the workers is to the tune of Rs 12,01,69,920 between April and August this year alone

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Please for god sake, just put one update from your end. that there is some progress in the project. just one. I am sure.. we all will be very happy... We are really tried and bored of your comments filling this thread.. I hope you take this positively and dont reply to comment explaining to me, or to others why you say anything, that you say. And please stop being mouthpiece of TG Govt. We are really not interested. People from both region have already gone thorugh a lot. We are done. So stop bothering us.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #11048
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Old September 27th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #11049
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Old September 28th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #11050
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L&T told to expedite works
The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited has instructed Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to expedite foundation works in the narrow Road No.36 of Jubilee Hills and Madhapur road, and reduce width of barricades in the next four-five days.

HMR managing director NVS Reddy instructed L&T engineers to remove construction equipment from the areas where foundation works have been completed so that more space is available for traffic movement. A joint inspection was carried out on Saturday by HMR, traffic police, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Water Board officials on improvement of roads in view of forthcoming metropolis meet.

During inspection, it was decided that L&T should shrink the barricade widths wherever foundations works are completed and refill the pits, especially near Jubilee Hills Checkpost, Peddamma Temple and Madhapur police station to enabling the R&B department to complete BT works.

GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar also instructed the town planning wing to clear debris and other building construction material on both sides of the road, wherever private building works are going on in Road No.36 and spruce up by placing potted plants by GHMC.

Water Board officials were asked to immediately rectify water leakage points, so that the newly laid road does not get damaged.

HMR managing director asked R&B officials to speed up road improvement and BT works with the amount released by HMR on metro rail corridors and with their sanctioned amount on other R&B roads. Similar works by GHMC shall also be expedited on GHMC roads with GHMC funds.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #11051
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Ground reality of all the controversies is absolutely positive. The metro is progessing well ahead.
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Demolition for road widening to make way for Line-2 construction

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i read in today's newspaper that three new trains had arrived in miyapur depot yestarday. can anyone post pics of those trains.

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Old Yesterday, 10:34 PM   #11055
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Three more trains of nine coaches each of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) have arrived for the first time to the second big depot of Miyapur on Sunday. These trains have come from Hyundai Rotem which is supplying coaches to the HMR project.

Another four trains are expected to arrive in the next few days, according to official sources. Each coach will have a passenger carrying capacity of about 330 people, translating to 1,000 passengers for a three-coach train.

The trains would be expanded to six coaches as the traffic increases. South Korean company Hyundai Rotem is supplying 171 coaches (57 trains) for all three corridors of the Metro, at a cost of Rs.1,800 crore.

The 72-km-long project is scheduled for completion by June 2017. The Metro has adopted the CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) technology, a first in the country. This radio-based communication and train control system enables a train to run every 90 seconds.

Initially, the frequency of the trains will be five to 10 minutes during peak hours, which can later be brought down to two minutes.
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There seems to be a typo in the news report. Is it nine more trains of three coaches each?
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3 trains with 3 coaches each, total 9 coaches arrived. 4 more trains, 12 coaches to arrive soon.

Previously 4 trains have arrived. So till now 7 trains (21 coaches) have arrived and this is sufficient for Stage-I
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Exactly how many train sets are to arrive?
And to know the reason for the station designs being similar in most cases, refer to L&T or HMR site. Maybe you'll find relevant material to answer all your questions....
How many reaches will be thrown open to public by the year 2015? My cousin sister seems to be eager to use this new attraction of Hyderabad.
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Exactly how many train sets are to arrive?
And to know the reason for the station designs being similar in most cases, refer to L&T or HMR site. Maybe you'll find relevant material to answer all your questions....
How many reaches will be thrown open to public by the year 2015? My cousin sister seems to be eager to use this new attraction of Hyderabad.
I believe there will be 57 trains by 2017. The first section is supposed to open March 21, 2015 followed by another one on Aug.15, 2015.
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