Addressing the gathering on the occasion, NVS Reddy stated it was a great moment for everyone to recall supreme sacrifices made by legendary leaders, who pioneered the freedom movement and freed this nation from the yoke of colonialism. Recalling the innumerable challenges the Hyderabad Metro Rail project faced in the initial stages, Reddy said due to sheer perseverance and courage of conviction, the project has now become a reality.
Stating that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed that two stretches of 30 km from Miyapur to Ameerpet (13km) corridor I and Ameerpet to Nagole (17 km) corridor III shall be completed and made ready for commercial operations by end of November, NVS Reddy instructed the engineers and officers to work round-the-clock to achieve the huge target. With many financial and engineering innovations, HMRL project was going to usher in a paradigm shift in city transportation and makeHyderabad a globally competitive city, he added.
Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer K Lakshman, Superintending Engineer M. Vishnuvardhan Reddy, General Manager (Works) BN Rajeshwar, engineers, officers and staff participated in the celebrations.
According to a report, the TSRTC also celebrated Independence Day at Bus bhavan. TSRTC Chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana and Managing Director G.V. Ramana Rao attended as chief guests in flag hoisting ceremony.