One-City Card On The Anvil To Increase Ridership In Lucknow Metro
Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, has directed officials to prepare an action plan to increase the ridership of the Lucknow Metro. He also said a one-city-one card scheme should be launched to make travel more convenient for Metro and bus commuters. Moving forward, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) may also develop footpaths and parking facilities near Metro stations to improve service quality.
On the run
In March this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the North-South Corridor of the Lucknow Metro through video conferencing. Successful trials were completed on this route in January. The newly-launched-23-km stretch will have 21 stations that will reduce the travel time between Munshipulia and the Lucknow Airport to 40 minutes from the current 90 minutes. Apart from this, an 8.5-km stretch between the Charbagh Railway Station and Transport Nagar is operational.
"Construction of a Metro network in a city like Lucknow has been a challenge in itself. In a period of less than three years, the Lucknow Metro rail Corporation (LMRC) has created a world record, and has earned the distinction of being the fastest Metro (project) which has ever been implemented so far," LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav had reportedly said in January.
With the new route becoming operational, officials expect ridership of over one lakh on it every day. The highest fare on this stretch will be Rs 60.
Here are the stations that would be part of the corridor:
CCS International Airport
KD Singh Babu Stadium
Ramsagar Mishra Nagar
With inputs from Housing News