|Hyderabad elevated metro project|
The land is required for laying of elevated structure of the Metro Rail for Corridor-III that runs from Nagole to Shilparamam via Sangeet and Iskcon. The devotees of Lord Krishna are in mood to hand over the temple land, said sources. This is because there was a curvature on the roads and there was no other go, but to acquire the Iskcon land.
Enquiries revealed that originally over 2,500 square yards of land was planned to be acquired from Iskcon. But with the issue being attached with religious sentiment, the Metro Rail engineers visited the spot and studied the curvature. They reduced the curvature to maximum extent and reduced land acquisition proposal to 1,700 sq yards.
Also because the HMR is standard gauge, the curvature angle is going up to 120-metre radius. Had it been broad gauge like the railways have now, the radius would have increased to 200-metre and then more land would have been required. The steeper the curve, the more possibility of the rail getting derailed, a HMR official said.