Hyderabad sources reported that the main opposition Congress and others have recently held protests in support of setting up of the steel plant in the Khammam region following reports that the Centre was not favorably inclined to execute it. He said the minister was speaking after inspecting Hyderabad Metro Rail works on the 16 km stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar, part of the first phase and it would be ready for operations by the end of July.
Rao said “The patronage to the Hyderabad Metro Rail had been good (with average 80,000 travelers since the first stretch was inaugurated seven months ago, he said adding there were no major complaint over the operations”. Meanwhile the 30 km long first leg of the Hyderabad Metro rail, inaugurated in November last year between Miyapur and Nagole, has 24 stations. Electric charging infrastructure would be set up at the metro stations to promote electric vehicles.
Media reports added that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of second phase
of metro project was expected to be ready by July. The minister said the vision
was to link the Hyderabad international airport from all corners of the city
through the metro rail.
4 Transgender offered prayers in Sabarimala Temple According to sources after much commotion over their entry into Sabarimala temple on Sunday, the four transgender women Anannyah, Renjumol, Thripthi and Avanthika finally climbed the hill and offered prayers at the shrine on Tuesday. Meanwhile dressed like any other woman Ayyappa devotee, the four wore a black saree, carried the irumudikettu (bag of holy offerings) and climbed the hill amid police protection, headed by Manoj Abraham IG.
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