Here’s what you need to know about the Lucknow Metro :The Hindu |
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The maiden run of the Lucknow Metro has been flagged-off by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath on September 5.
Here are the key points that you need to know about the rail service.
The portion of the Lucknow Metro that is now open is the 8.5-km-long stretch from Transport Nagar to Charbagh.
This will now be operational from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
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This corridor is part of the 22.8-km-long North-South Corridor, from airport till Munshi Pulia.
The North-South Corridor will have 21 stations, including eight elevated ones.
There is also an East-West corridor coming up, from Charbagh Railway station till Vasant Kunj, covering 11 km, including 6.3 km underground.
The work for the Lucknow Metro started in September 2014 and the trial run for this section was conducted on December 1, 2016.
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‘Metro-man’ E. Sreedharan is the principal advisor of the Lucknow Metro.
The exterior of the trains will showcase Chikankari craftsmanship.
The estimated cost of Phase-1A is ₹6,928 crore, a joint venture of the State and Central governments.
Daily expected ridership on the North-South corridor is 6.44 lakh (year 2020), while for the East-West line it is 2.43 lakh.
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Currently, metro runs only in eight cities — Delhi (217 km), Bengaluru (42.30 km), Kolkata (27.39 km), Chennai (27.36 km), Jaipur (9 km), Kochi (13.30 km), Mumbai Metro Line 1 (11.40 km), Mumbai Mono Rail Phase 1 (9 km) and Gurugram Rapid Metro (11.60 km).
Source : The Hindu
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