Fire breaks out at Hitech City station of Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd – What really happened?

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Updated: February 6, 2018 5:33:57 PM

In an unfortunate incident, a fire broke out at an under construction station of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) project in Hyderabad.

A purported footage of the flames at the station went viral on social media.

In an unfortunate incident, a fire broke out at an under construction station of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) project in Hyderabad. The blaze erupted on Monday at around 4 pm on a corner side of the Hitech City station, an official of the L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, the concessionaire developing the 72-km elevated project, said. A purported footage of the flames at the station went viral on social media.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director N V S Reddy said that while the welding work was being done on Monday evening, some sparks caused a small fire. “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,” Reddy said.

The Hitech City station comes under corridor-3 of the Metro project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km long elevated Metro project at Miyapur station here on November 28 last year.

No casualties were reported.

Earlier, Hyderabad was in the news after a 21-year-old engineering student of BITS Pilani allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room in the institute’s Hyderabad campus. Raghav Shantaram, hailing from Chennai, and a third-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room by a friend at around 1:45pm today, Jawaharnagar Police Station Inspector VV Chalapathi said.

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