After the renaming of Lucknow Metro rail Corporation Limited as Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited, civil construction work will now begin for the Priority Corridor (IIT- Kanpur to Moti Jheel) of Kanpur Metro Project. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the construction work on 15th Nov., 2019 (Friday) around 1PM (IST) at IIT-Kanpur Main Gate (construction site location).
Along with Hon’ble CM, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri ; Chief Secretary, GoUP; Principal Secretary (Housing), GoUP; Municipal Commissioner, Kanpur and senior officials of UPMRCL would also be present at the inaugural. After the inaugural event at the construction site, Hon’ble CM Shri Yogi Adityanath will address the dignitaries and guests at IIT- Kanpur’s Auditorium.
The contract to build the viaduct of a 8.728 km long elevated section of the priority corridor was awarded to Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. on 13.09.2019 and the piling work will begin in full swing from 15th Nov., 2019.
The 8.728 km long Priority Section includes stations at the IIT- Kanpur, Kalyanpur Railway Station, SPM Hospital, CSJM University, Gurudev Chauraha, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur Railway Station, Lala lajpat Rai Hospital, Moti Jheel.
The estimated expenditure towards this Priority Section is about 200 Cr. and it is estimated that metro operations on the priority corridor will commence within a span of around 2 years. It has been that the construction of Depot of Kanpur Metro Rail Project’s Corridor-1 will be done at the Government Polytechnic’s land.
UPMRC had earlier completed the work of Lucknow Metro North-South Corridor Project within a record time of four and a half years and is so far the fastest ever constructed and executed metro rail project in the country.