Friday, 5 May 2017

Metro in Lucknow by 15th June: Yogi

CM Yogi Adityanath has said that Metro will start in Lucknow till June 15. In a joint press conference with Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Yogi said on Friday that the previous government flagged, without preparation. There is still a lot of work left.

CM Yogi said that to start the metro, at least four racks should be required. Three have come in existence. Attempts are made to get the remaining one soon. Apart from this, security checks and railway boards have to fulfill certain formalities. In such a case, it will take about one and a half months to begin the Metro in Lucknow.

Yogi also said that we have started work on the metro faster. DPR of Kanpur and Varanasi metro is ready. The DPR of Meerut, Agra and Allahabad is going on. We are also making DPRs for Jhansi and Gorakhpur metro. Apart from this, the RRTS (Rapid Rail Transport) scheme of 32 thousand crore rupees will be started till the Center's cooperation. This will allow the distance from Delhi to Meerut to be covered in just one hour.

446 Crores for Metro

On this occasion, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu released the next installment of Rs 446 crore for the Lucknow Metro. Apart from this, he also has a handover of Rs 300 crore installment for other Urban Transport schemes.

10 Rupees will be the Minimum Ticket

The exercise of fixing the fares of the metro has also increased. Assuming the sources, LMRC has decided ticket of 10 rupees for a distance of three and a half km in his proposal. This will be the minimum fare . The rent of 8.5 km (Transport Nagar from Charbagh) will be between 18-20 rupees. In the proposal sent to the Metro Board for approval, the price of go-smart card has been kept at Rs. 200. This card will also be available from a private bank besides the station. It can also be recharged from the Bhim and the UPI App.
                                                     ---Ashish Jha


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