Two months after the Hyderabad Metro Rail inaugurated, a minor fire broke out at an under construction station today. The station is located in the Hitech City. No casualties were reported yet. There were no casualties and no one was injured, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) authorities said.
The blaze erupted yesterday (Feb 5) around 5 PM on a corner side of the station. “The incident took place at around 5 pm when work was going on. The sparks from the welding led to the fire. It was a minor mishap. It was immediately controlled and extinguished,” the concessionaire developing the 72-km elevated project, said.
Hitech City is the third station on the elevated east-west corridor of Hyderabad metro. However, the Hyderabad Metro clarified that while welding work was being carried out last evening, some sparks cause a small fire and it was immediately controlled and extinguished.
The plastic green mesh, which was put up around the construction site, caught fire when the welding work was going on.
“The fire was immediately controlled and extinguished. It’s a small incident but doing rounds on the social media. I have instructed the L&T to further improve the safety measures to prevent such incidents in future,” said HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said.
A mobile phone video from the spot showed the flames inside the rooms of station and smoke billowed out.
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Earlier, there have been allegedly a few cases of negligence during the construction of the metro and in some cases, has injured motorists.
The Hitech City metro station is still under construction. HMRL earlier informed the public that all metro corridors would be operational by the end of the year. Currently, Phase I of the metro from Nagole to Miyapur is operational.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the much-awaited metro rail at Miyapur station in Hyderabad on November 28 last year.