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L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited bags the Construction Week India Awards 2021

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (UNI) L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&MRHL) clinched the prestigious Construction Week India Awards 2021 winning the Project Award under the category of the ‘Metro Rail Project - Lifecycle Economic Benefits’.
Sudhir Chiplunkar, Chief Operating Officer, L&TMRHL received this award at a gala event of the 11th Construction Week India Awards 2021 ceremony organized in Mumbai on Friday, amidst the presence of industry veterans and other winners, a release here said on Sunday.
Construction Week India Awards is an annual recognition platform wherein nominations from India’s real estate and infrastructure companies across 19 categories are solicited and scrutinised by a Grand Jury, comprising industry leaders, technical experts, and seasoned consultants whose core is construction.
Speaking on the occasion, KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, said, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and thank the Construction Week for this recognition.
As the world’s largest metro project under the PPP model and India’s second-largest metro network, we are consistently raising our bar in terms of providing the most viable travel option in terms of time-saving, reduction in pollution, energy consumption, and carbon footprint, directly impacting the environmental sustenance and providing a reliable urban mass rapid transit system for the people in Hyderabad.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic times, Hyderabad Metro Rail has emerged as the safest travel option in the heart of the city carrying lakhs of people daily with utmost safety protocols in place,” he said.
Hyderabad Metro Rail has been enhancing the overall productivity of Hyderabad people who are choosing metro rail as a stress-free and safe travel option. Metro ride is also contributing towards general wellness by providing an option to avoid pollution and general road traffic hazards.
Hyderabad Metro Rail has been following all environment-friendly practices right from the construction phase itself. Hyderabad Metro Rail has installed 8.35 MWp of captive solar plants within its two metro depots and at the rooftops of 28 metro stations.
The project has also received the prestigious IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Platinum Rating for its 20 stations, one of the highest accomplishments for any metro rail project in India.
Hyderabad Metro Rail project’s technical innovations of adoption of the spine & wing concept, the hump at the station platform level, regenerative braking in rolling stocks, and greening of median areas below viaduct have led to the spread and growth of green metro rail movement in the country, the release added.
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