Lucknow Metro launch possible in July third week:E Sreedharan
The Metroman met chief minister Yogi Aditynath at his residence and gave him a brief account of preparations of Lucknow Metro for the start of commercial run.lucknow Updated: Jun 23, 2017 14:28 IST
Metroman E Sreedharan on Thursday said that the official launch of Lucknow Metro would be possible in the third week of July.
“Earlier, it was scheduled on March 26, 2017 but the deadline was missed because of things beyond our control,” said Sreedharan who is also the principal advisor to Lucknow metro project.
- Uttar Pradesh will be having metro trains in six cities.
- But, the work is going at a slow pace because the government of India is soon going to bring a metro policy.
- Other metro projects in the country like in Kozhikode, Trivandrum etc are also affected.
- In Kanpur, the land for depot has been acquired and work is on while DPR of Varanasi and Gorakhpur is soon going to be approved by the centre and the state.
He said the metro launch would change the lifestyle of the city. “It will give wings to the city for progress and change the thinking process of individuals as they will have to be more disciplined and caring for fellow passengers. They will have to form queue to get inside the trains,” added Sreedharan.
The Metroman met chief minister Yogi Aditynath at his residence and gave him a brief account of preparations of Lucknow Metro for the start of commercial run.
He also discussed Lucknow metro fares with the chief minister who wanted them to be reasonable and lesser than any other mode of transport.
Sreedharan said fares of Lucknow metro were decided but would be declared at a later date.
The chief minister was concerned about the feeder services with the metro stations. Sreedharan termed his meeting with Yogi Adityanath as fruitful.
LMRC MD Kumar Keshav said the detailed project report of east-west corridor from Charbagh to Basantkunj would be reviewed again as it was based on the situation five years back. “Now the area has changed, so a new study will be done and a different DPR will be submitted to the state government within this month,” he said, adding: “The work on east-west corridor will start as soon as the centre and state give the green signal for the project.”