Secunderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has invited open tenders for awarding parking contracts at Mettuguda, Tarnaka and Secunderabad East Metro stations. The decision comes in the wake of congestion at the Metro Rail stations.Hundreds of two-wheelers are parked on the roads near Tarnaka and Mettuguda Metro stations. The footpaths meant for pedestrians have become parking spots. Footpaths and roads are choked with parked vehicles are forcing pedestrians to walk on the road and in the path of vehicle traffic. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us SCR has identified vacant railway lands at Mettuguda, Tarnaka and Secunderabad East Metro stations and invited open tenders for awarding parking contracts at these locations. Considerable parking space just beside three Metro stations has been earmarked in the tender and will open on August 19, 2019. Not only this, hawkers at Mettuguda junction and Secunderabad East Metro station add to traffic woes. The consequent space crunch leads to traffic jams, freak accidents as pedestrians have no choice but to walk on roads instead of pavements. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Co-ordination among Hyderabad Traffic Police, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) authorities would provide a hassle-free commuting for the citizens at Mettuguda, Tarnaka and Secunderabad East Metro stations shortly, said a senior railway official. This move is going to help ease out the traffic chaos in the central parts of the city.