Lucknow Metro North-South Corridor May Become Operational In Feb
The Lucknow Metro on January 9 successfully completed a trial run on the remaining section of its north-south corridor, and may become operational by February. The 23-km stretch will have 21 stations will reduce the travel time between Munshipulia and the Lucknow Airport to 40 minutes from the current 90 minutes. At present, an 8.5-km stretch between the Charbagh Railway Station and Transport Nagar is operational.
"We completed the successful trial run of the remaining section of the north-south corridor. The work is likely to be completed by February, much ahead of the initial deadline of April 2019," LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav said.
"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," Keshav said, adding that the early operations of the corridor “will be our New Year gift to the city of Lucknow".
Once the route becomes operational, say officials, over one lakh passengers are expected to travel on this route 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