Date of post: 10 Jan, 2019
The Lucknow Metro on Wednesday completed the successful trial run on the remaining section of the North-South corridor, an official said. The 23-km-long corridor from the Chowdhary Charan Singh International Airport to Munshipulia has been completed ahead of its April deadline.
- The official said,”The Metro work is likely to be completed by February.”
- The stretch will have 21 stations and the maximum fare will be Rs 60, the official added.
- At present, it takes around 90 minutes to reach from Munshipulia to the airport.
- The distance will be covered in 40 minutes, once the route is operational.
- While executing the 8.5 km ‘Priority Corridor’ project between Transport Nagar and Charbagh, the LMRC achieved numerous milestones.
- Kumar Keshav, Managing Director of LMRC said that the LMRC is set to complete the construction work of the remaining North-South corridor in record time.
- Construction of the line began in September 2014, with the 8.5 km ‘Priority Corridor’ which began its commercial operation on September 5, 2017.
- The project is being financed under a 50:50 JV model with equity participation from the Centre and the state government.
- The completion cost of the North-South corridor is Rs 6,928 crore.
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