The L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd has finalised a unique “cantilever elevated design” for Metro Rail stations coming up in the city.
In all, there will be 66 stations at 63 locations. Except for the three joint stations of Ameerpet (corridors I & III), Parade Grounds (corridors II & III) and MGBS (corridors I & II), all the other stations will be “cantilever stations” resting on only pillars in the middle with no side pillars. “This cantilever elevated station design is planned for the first time in India and is a rare engineering feat by L&T structural engineers,” said N.V.S. Reddy, managing director, Hyde-rabad Metro Rail.