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Lucknow Metro resumes services

The Lucknow Metro resumed services at 6 am on Monday over five months after air, rail, and road transportation was suspended as part of measures to check the Covid-19 pandemic
Over 60 people boarded the train en route to Munshipulia.(Anupam Srivastava/HT Photo)
Over 60 people boarded the train en route to Munshipulia.(Anupam Srivastava/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 11:41 AM IST
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Lucknow Metro gears up to restart operations on September 7

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation MD Kumar Keshav reviewed the operational preparedness of Metro stations in a meeting on Saturday
Trial of Lucknow Metro begins from Saturday, September 5.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Trial of Lucknow Metro begins from Saturday, September 5.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 05, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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Lucknow Metro’s second anniversary today

Various programmes are lined up to make the people aware about the two-year successful journey of Lucknow Metro. The celebration will start at the Metro depot located at Transport Nagar.
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), a joint venture of the central and state governments, will celebrate its second anniversary on Thursday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT File Photo)
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), a joint venture of the central and state governments, will celebrate its second anniversary on Thursday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 03:01 AM IST
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Government nod to service extension of LMRC MD

While LMRC MD Kumar Keshav was not available for comment, sources in the housing department confirmed that the state government gave its nod to the proposal for a two-year extension to him.
Lucknow , India - Feb. 20, 2019: Commissioner Railway Safety official (CRS) with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation official final inspecting the Rail track on the Gomti river in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Lucknow , India - Feb. 20, 2019: Commissioner Railway Safety official (CRS) with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation official final inspecting the Rail track on the Gomti river in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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E Sreedharan resigns from Lucknow Metro

Along with him, a few other senior officials have also decided to end their association with the LMRC.
A retired Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer, he was initially reluctant to take up the assignment but came on board for the prestigious project only after the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav personally requested him to do so.(HT Photo)
A retired Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer, he was initially reluctant to take up the assignment but came on board for the prestigious project only after the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav personally requested him to do so.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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Marauding monkeys haunt city but no solution in sight

The marauders that so far raided gardens or kitchen cabinets and sneaked into railway stations and hospitals to cause damage, now boldly breeze into the newly built Metro stations too.
Feeling the pinch, residents of some areas where the population of monkeys has multiplied all of a sudden are now complaining about the loss that they suffer.(HT Photo)
Feeling the pinch, residents of some areas where the population of monkeys has multiplied all of a sudden are now complaining about the loss that they suffer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Speed chess tournament on board Lucknow Metro

Passengers travelling from IT station to CCS airport were in for a surprise when they saw boys and girls playing speed chess with a three-minute time control. The tournament was on in twin Metro coaches.
Children taking part in the chess tournament organised on board the Lucknow Metro train on Sunday, April 7, 2019.(HT Photo)
Children taking part in the chess tournament organised on board the Lucknow Metro train on Sunday, April 7, 2019.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 08, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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Akhilesh takes Metro ride with family, sends out loaded tweets

Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav took a Metro ride from Munshipulia to CCS airport with his wife and Member of Parliament Dimple Yadav, children Arjun, Aditi, Teena and senior party leaders Azam Khan and Ahmad Hasan.
Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav along with his family and senior party leaders during a Metro ride in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav along with his family and senior party leaders during a Metro ride in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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International Women’s Day: The driving force of Lucknow Metro

Jyoti Shukla and Neetu Gupta have been drilled in the do’s and don’ts of Metro operations at the Delhi Centre and now work as train operators for Lucknow Metro. The women are more than proud to be a part of the dream project of Lucknow from its inception. On International Women’s Day, 2019, the two will operate the Metro.
When you board the Lucknow Metro, don’t be surprised to find a female train operator in the operator’s cabin.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
When you board the Lucknow Metro, don’t be surprised to find a female train operator in the operator’s cabin.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByS Farah Rizvi

PM Modi to flag off Lucknow Metro, address rally in Kanpur on Friday

Metro services would remain suspended on Friday due to the inauguration ceremony. Full-fledged service will begin from Saturday. Lucknow Metro had got clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety on February 22.
Lucknow Metro(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Lucknow Metro(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 09:48 AM IST
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Lucknow Metro: Women the driving force

As the countdown for the inaugural run of North-South corridor Metro begins, the women workforce, which plays a major role in Lucknow Metro services from piloting trains to housekeeping, goes quietly and efficiently about its work.
Notably, 30% of trains are being operated and driven by women operators and 40% of all the station controllers/train operators are women, an accomplishment in itself.(HT Photo)
Notably, 30% of trains are being operated and driven by women operators and 40% of all the station controllers/train operators are women, an accomplishment in itself.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Lucknow Metro set to cross another milestone

The Lucknow Metro is set to cross another milestone on Friday, when its commercial run on the 23-km North-South corridor would be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing from Kanpur in the presence of home minister Rajnath Singh and chief minister Yogi Adityanath at Chaudhary Charan Airport Metro station in Lucknow.
Lucknow will enter the list of elite cities having a Metro network of more than 20 km. Apart from an across-the-Gomti ride, commuters will also travel through an underground tunnel for the first time.(HT Photo)
Lucknow will enter the list of elite cities having a Metro network of more than 20 km. Apart from an across-the-Gomti ride, commuters will also travel through an underground tunnel for the first time.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 12:06 PM IST
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Lucknow Metro: ‘Last-mile connectivity will remain a problem’

The issue: Stations on airport-Munshipulia route don’t have proper parking space for vehicles
In 2015, the LMRC and the district administration had chalked out a plan for feeder buses, which the corporation had termed as the “key to success”. But that plan never worked for the Metro.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
In 2015, the LMRC and the district administration had chalked out a plan for feeder buses, which the corporation had termed as the “key to success”. But that plan never worked for the Metro.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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Kanpur, Agra metro projects may get nod before model code kicks in

The Uttar Pradesh budget for the financial year 2019-20 has set aside an amount of 1.75 billion for each of the two projects that were first announced by UP state chief minister Yogi Adityanath in December 2017.
The Centre may give cabinet nod for key metro rail projects in Agra and Kanpur before Election Commission of India’s model code of conduct for the assembly polls kicks in. (Representative Image)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The Centre may give cabinet nod for key metro rail projects in Agra and Kanpur before Election Commission of India’s model code of conduct for the assembly polls kicks in. (Representative Image)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 10:42 AM IST
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Lucknow Metro service will be stopped today from 6 am to 12 noon, here’s why

Lucknow metro service will be stopped today between 6 am and 12 noon between Transport Nagar and Charbagh route.
Lucknow metro(HT File)
Lucknow metro(HT File)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Lucknow Metro completes final trial run, work to be completed by February

On fast track: Metro work likely to be completed by February, say officials
Metro Train stop Munshi Pulia station during the second phase trial run of Lucknow Metro from Charbagh in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Metro Train stop Munshi Pulia station during the second phase trial run of Lucknow Metro from Charbagh in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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Lucknow Metro successfully conducts load test of 2 trains

The trains moved from Charbagh at 6.30 am and travelled till IT college station. They also crossed the newly constructed 177 metre long balanced cantilever bridge over the Gomti where these two trains will stay for 24 hours for load testing on the bridge.
LMRC MD Kumar Keshav performing puja before the load test on Friday(HT Photo)
LMRC MD Kumar Keshav performing puja before the load test on Friday(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 03:05 PM IST
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Ridership to touch 3Lakh per day in 2019: LMRC MD

Questions have been raised over the ridership of Lucknow Metro since the day the service was launched on the 8-km Transport Nagar-Charbagh route. But LMRC MD Kumar Keshav said Metro has had overwhelming response from people here – much better than what metro in Delhi saw after its launch.
Lucknow Metro crossed a cumulative ridership of 10 lakh in just 70 days of its commercial operations after September 6, 2017.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Lucknow Metro crossed a cumulative ridership of 10 lakh in just 70 days of its commercial operations after September 6, 2017.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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