Hyderabad: Facilitating congregation of over one lakh persons and offering wide range of facilities, including art, games and fun, Hyderabad Metro Rail’s Miyapur station is sprucing up to become a new landmark in city.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch the HMR operations from this station on November 28 which is set to emerge as the newest selfie point.
Nearly 10 acres of public space is being created by HMRL on both sides of Miyapur station with wide footpaths and pedestrian focused amenities.
This was possible after clearing encroachments and creating hawkers’ zone, inaugural plaza, relaxation zone with food courts, rural sports zone etc on the station premises.
Children can play games, elders can practice yoga and women can indulge in their pursuits, said HMR Limited Managing Director NVS Reddy, on Monday.
One can hold art camps or stage a street theatre here. The art spot at the station will be open for anybody to unplug their creativity. One can paint, draw, leave social messages or simply take to graffiti. Erase the art work and the space on the round or triangular structures at the Art spot, is again available for artists to showcase their creativity.
A permanent ‘Rahgiri’ site is created on a 1.5 km stretch on both sides of the station, greenery and shaded footpaths are being developed for user comfort.
HMRL has taken measures to eliminate pedestrian-vehicular conflict through protective railings along the highway, planter bollards and pedestrian crossings. The steel railing prevents people from coming on to the main road.
The station environs wear a pleasant look with designer tiles covering the footpaths and natural rocks coming handy for landscape and seating space. For the net savvy there will be Wifi, LED screens and charging points.