Hyderabad Metro rushes with a beating heart to save a life, effort recognized by Telangana Governor
The Hon’ble Governor of Telangana Her Excellency Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan felicitated Mr. K V B Reddy, MD & CEO LTMRHL
Hyderabad Metro Rail, on February 2, 2021 had created a special green corridor between Nagole and Jubilee Hill to facilitate the non-stop transport of a heart from Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar to save a patient admitted at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills.
A special train was arranged at Nagole, which picked up the heart, pacing through the entire stretch of 21 kilometers crossing 16 stations between Nagole and Jubilee Hills. It took less than 30 mins for the train to reach Jubilee Hills rushing with an average speed of 40 km/hr. All stations were kept on guard and informed though a PA system regarding the movement of this special train. An ambulance was kept ready at Jubilee Hills to take the heart and rush to Apollo hospital.
This gallant effort by Hyderabad Metro Rail was well appreciated by the people all around the nation.
In recognition to the first ever seamless and a well-coordinated transport of a harvested heart by Hyderabad Metro Rail, to save a life, the honourable Governor of Telangana Her Excellency Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan felicitated Mr. K V B Reddy, MD & CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, along with Mr. NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited and Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Padma Shri Awardee Sr. Consultant Cardiothoracic, Transplant & Minimal Access Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, at the Governor’s House on February 3, 2021.