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One-City Card On The Anvil To Increase Ridership In Lucknow Metro

One-City Card On The Anvil To Increase Ridership In Lucknow Metro

One-City Card On The Anvil To Increase Ridership In Lucknow Metro
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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

Amausi

Transport Nagar

Krishna Nagar

Shringar Nagar

Alambagh

Alambagh ISBT 

Mawaiya

Durgapuri

Charbagh Lucknow 

Hussainganj

Sachivalaya

Hazratganj

KD Singh Babu Stadium

Lucknow University

IT Chauraha

Mahanagar

Badshahnagar

Lekhraj Market

Ramsagar Mishra Nagar

Indira Nagar

Munshi Pulia

With inputs from Housing News

Last Updated: Tue Sep 17 2019

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