Lucknow, Metro Rail News: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC)‘s remaining section of North-South corridor running from Munshipulia to Airport has finally completed all the trial runs on Wednesday and is expected to open soon!
“We today completed the successful trial run of the remaining section of the North-South corridor. The work is likely to be completed by February, much ahead of the initial deadline of April 2019,” said Kumar Keshav, the MD, LMRC
This 23 kilometer long line was supposed to be finished by April, but all the work is now expected to be completed two months earlier, by February.
This 23-km stretch has 21 stations and the maximum fare will be Rs 60. Currently, it takes around 90 minutes to reach from Munshipulia to the airport, but after the route is operational, the distance will be covered in 40 minutes and people would get a respite from traffic congestion.
Starting from Munshipulia the stations would be, Indira Nagar, R S Mishra Nagar, Lekhraj Market, Badshah Nagar, IT Chauraha, Vishvavidyalay, K D Singh Stadium, Hazratganj, Sachivalaya, Husain Ganj, Charbagh, Durgapuri, Mawaiya, Alambagh Bus Station, Alambagh, Singar Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Transport Nagar, Amausi and would finally terminate at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport.
The priority route from Charbagh to Transport Nagar which has eight stations is already operational since 2017. The rest of 13 stations are expected to be operational soon, after which commuters would have to spend hardly 40 minutes to reach from Munshipulia to CCS Airport. The metro route will not only save time of the commuters but would also provide a respite from heavy traffic congestion.
And the best part is that the maximum fare on this route would be ₹60.
LMRC has proposed an East-West Corridor that would run from Charbagh to Vasant Kunj and would have 12 stations, bringing the total stretch of Lucknow Metro to 34 kilometers.
“Construction of Metro in a city like Lucknow has been a challenge in itself. In a period of less than three years, the LMRC has created a world record and has earned the distinction of being the fastest Metro (project) which has ever been implemented so far,” said Mr. Kumar Kesav, MD LMRC
“The early operations of the metro corridor will be our New Year gift to the city of Lucknow,” he added