Great Indian scientists to adorn Hyderabad Metro pillars

HMRL to develop Science Corridor between Tarnaka and Nagole; will also dedicate one station to Chandrayaan mission

By Author  |  Published: 10th Sep 2019  11:29 pm

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail will have a Science Corridor developed between Tarnaka and Nagole stations with around 150 metro pillars made available to IICT to depict portraits of great Indian scientists.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), Managing Director, NVS Reddy who was presented the Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Award-2019 here on Tuesday, said that following a request made by Yelavarthy Foundation, the Metro Rail also agreed to dedicate one of the stations on this corridor to Chandrayaan mission.

Dr Y Nayudamma Memorial Award-2019, instituted in the memory of renowned scientist Y Nayudamma, credited for the development of leather technology in India, was presented to Reddy and former IT advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh, Dr T Hanuman Chowdary at a function organised by Yelavarthy Foundation at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) today.

Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said Prof Nayudamma was a pragmatic scientist who solved basic socio-economic problems of ordinary people through application of technology in a cost effective way. He said it was a matter
of great honour to receive the prestigious award because Prof Nayudamma was his Vice-Chancellor, when he was a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Senior scientists from IICT including Director, S Chandrasekhar, Dr Pavuluri Subba Rao, CEO, Ananth Technologies, Prof Kolakaluri Enoch, chairman, AP Sahitya Academy, Yadlapati Raghunath, chairman, Tobacco Board and others were present.

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