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Kanpur Metro

Kanpur Metro
कानपुर मेट्रो
کانپور میٹرو
Overview
Locale Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 8
Number of stations 28
Headquarters KMRC (Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.)
Operation
Operation will start 2018
Technical
System length 84 km
Track gauge Standard gauge
Electrification N/A

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The Kanpur Metro (Hindi: कानपुर मेट्रो) is a mass rapid transit system for the city of Kanpur. The project is under the approval of ministry of Uttar Pradesh & Government of India.[1][2][3][4] Kanpur Metro Rail is likely to be completed around 2018. Kanpur is enlisted as the counter magnet city for National Capital Region of Delhi. Kanpur is the largest metro city in Uttar Pradesh.[5]

Project

Phase 1 Railway Officials are electrifying Track from Auraiya - Anwarganj to Mandhana but in between one way is coming down. If there is project of Anwarganj-Mandhana train track to be moved off than the stations on that track can be Metro Stations.

Development of Anwarganj, Kalianpur and Rawatpur stations has been done by using millions of Rupees. If track is being moved off than government is not going to leave stations like that. Officers told that Metro trains are planned to be run from Kanpur Central to Mandhana on flyover so that the crossing will get moved off. Rail Budgest is being waited to come.[6] MLA Salil Vishnoi talked to Chief Minister for Metro Rail in city.[7]

Cost

KDA (Kanpur Development Authority) Secretary O.N Singh said about 27 km long metro project of First Line of Central to Bithoor is estimated to cost Rs 6,500 crore.[8]

Corridors

The first line is from IIT Kanpur-Kanpur Airport.The first phase includes line from IIT Kanpur-Kanpur Anwarganj and second phase from Kanpur Anwarganj-Kanpur Airport.

The second line is Allen Forest Zoo(F)-Arya Nagar(F)-McRobertGanj(F)-Lal Imli(F)-Christ Church(F)-Phool Bagh(F)-Central Station(UG)-Bakarganj(F)-Ajitganj(F)-Kidwai Nagar North(F)-Kidwai Nagar South(UG). F=Flyover Station, UG=Underground Station

References

  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Metro-nation/articleshow/9279072.cms
  2. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/metro-in-pipeline-for-lucknow-kanpur/360753/
  3. ^ http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/UP-plans-Metro-rail-for-three-more-cities/616352/
  4. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2008-08-10/lucknow/27934963_1_metro-rail-e-sreedharan-delhi-metro
  5. ^ http://kanpurmetrorail.com/
  6. ^ http://www.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh/kanpur-city-8887876.html
  7. ^ http://www.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh/lucknow-city-10186443.html
  8. ^ http://hindi.business-standard.com/storypage.php?autono=13737
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