Ameerpet metro station

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Ameerpet
Hyderabad Metro station
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LocationSanjeevareddy Nagar Road, Ameerpet, near to Yella Reddy Guda road, Maitrivanam,Hyderabad-500016, India
Coordinates17°26′05″N 78°26′53″E / 17.434802°N 78.448011°E / 17.434802; 78.448011Coordinates: 17°26′05″N 78°26′53″E / 17.434802°N 78.448011°E / 17.434802; 78.448011
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Depth7.07 meters
Platform levels2
History
Opened29 November 2017; 4 years ago (2017-11-29)
Services
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Location
Ameerpet metro station is located in Telangana
Ameerpet metro station
Ameerpet metro station
Location in Telangana

Ameerpet metro station is an interchange metro station between the Red Line and Blue Line of the Hyderabad Metro.[1][2] The Ameerpet Inter-change Metro Station is one of the largest metro stations in India with a sprawling premises over 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2).[3] Ameerpet metro station is one of the busiest metro stations in Hyderabad with daily footfalls of around 32,000 commuters.[4][5]

History[edit]

Ameerpet metro outlets

The station was opened in 2017.

On 22 September 2019, a 27-year-old woman named K Mounika died in a freak accident when a concrete slab,[6] which peeled off when she took shelter during rain,[7] fell off from a height of 9 metres at pillar number A-1053 of the Ameerpet metro station and hit her head.[8][9][10] She was admitted to Aster Prime Hospital in Ameerpet where she succumbed to her injuries. Hyderabad metro authority paid 20 lakhs as compensation to the victim's family.[11] L&T said it would provide another Rs 15 lakh from an insurance company and job to a family member.[12] A case was registered against L&T under Section 304-A (Negligence causing death) of the IPC.[13] A day after the incident, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K. T. Rama Rao instructed Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities to conduct a thorough investigation[14] and check all structures and facilities in detail to prevent such an incident from occurring again.[15]

Facilities[edit]

Ameerpet metro station is a busy commercial spot where there are several outlets selling apparel, biryani, shawarma, tea etc.[16] L&THMRL has setup free wifi access units for commuters at Ameerpet metro station, in association with ACT Fibernet, as part of a pilot project.[17]

References[edit]

  1. "Ameerpet metro station gets e-bikes, eateries". The Hindu. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. "station detail".
  3. "Via the largest Metro station in the country". Economictimes.indiatimes.com.
  4. "Hyderabad Metro sees record 4.6 lakh passengers on New Year's Eve".
  5. "Hyderabad Metro breaks record with 2.55 lakh footfall".
  6. "Shouldn't have asked her to take Metro, says husband of Hyderabad freak accident victim".
  7. "Woman dies as Metro wall peels off, falls on her".
  8. "Woman dies after concrete of Hyderabad Metro rail falls on her".
  9. "Hyderabad: 27-year-old woman dies after concrete chunks at Metro station fall on her". The Indian Express. 22 September 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  10. "Hyderabad: Metro commuters fear for their safety". The Times of India. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  11. "Woman killed in Hyd station: Rs 20 lakh for Mounika's life".
  12. "Probe begins after woman killed at Hyderabad Metro station".
  13. "L&T booked for death at Ameerpet Metro station".
  14. "Shoddy maintenance bares safety chinks in Hyderabad metro project".
  15. "Womans death raises questions on Hyderabad Metro quality".
  16. "Romancing the city in metro".
  17. "Watch videos with free Wi-Fi at Hyderabad metro". Deccan Chronicle.