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Lucknow Metro completes final trial run in North South corridor

Infra News - Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019

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Lucknow Metro completed the successful trial run of the remaining section of the North-South corridor. This is being seen by many technical experts here and elsewhere in the country as yet another milestone for the 23 km long corridor from the Chowdhary Charan Singh International Airport to Munshipulia. The Metro work is likely to be completed by February 2019, much ahead of the initial deadline of April 2019. The stretch will have 21 stations and the maximum fare will be INR 60. Currently, it takes around 90 minutes to reach from Munshipulia to the airport, but once the route is operational, this distance will be covered in 40 minutes, and people would get a respite from traffic congestion.

While executing the 8.5 km 'Priority Corridor' project between Transport Nagar and Charbagh, LMRC (Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation) achieved numerous milestones. The execution became all the more difficult as it was an extremely challenging urban environment.

This operational portion was executed in less than 3 years, making it the fastest ever metro project execution in the country. LMRC is all set to achieve a similar feat by completing the construction work of the remaining north-south corridor in record time.

Sharing about the project Mr Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation said that "Construction of Metro in a city like Lucknow has been a challenge in itself. In a period of less than three years, LMRC has created a world record and has earned the distinction of being the fastest Metro which has ever been implemented so far. We today completed the successful trial run of the remaining section of the North-South corridor.”

Lucknow Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Lucknow in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Construction of the line began on September 27, 2014 with the 8.5 km stretch from Transport Nagar to Charbagh Railway Station which began its commercial operation on September 5, 2017, making it the fastest built metro rail system in the country.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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