Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities have decided to give unique numbering for Metro Rail pillars and link them with Google maps and GPS (global position system).
This will be a step forward to make Hyderabad a tourist friendly city with convenience for everyone to easily identify different locations on Metro Rail corridors, said HMR MD, NVS Reddy at a brain storming session conducted at Metro Rail Bhavan on Sunday.
It was decided that the unique numbering of Metro pillars will be alpha-numeric with corridor I (Miyapur-LB Nagar) designated as A, corridor II (JBS-Falaknuma) designated as B and corridor III (Nagole-Raidurg) designated as C and so on.
Presently there are 2,748 pillars in all the three corridors including MGBS-Falaknuma in the old city or 2531 pillars excluding MGBS-Falaknuma stretch. Future expansion of the Metro corridors will have D, E, F etc., he said.
Also, since each Metro station has four entry/exits, they will be designated gate 1, gate 2, gate 3 and gate 4 clock wise starting from the first gate on the left side in the direction of the corridor.
It was also decided that global standard sign posts with sufficiently big font in both English and Telugu will be placed at several locations and approach areas of a Metro station and maps of nearby colonies, prominent locations of the city displayed.
Reddy urged the citizens to give their inputs/suggestions for making Hyderabad a visitor friendly city and said their suggestions can be posted on HMRL website here.
Appreciating this initiative, Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao stated that adoption of such global practices will make Hyderabad an attractive city and improve its ease of doing business ranking.