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Uttar Pradesh govt approves Metro line worth Rs 2,682 cr

The government is also planning to launch ‘metrolite’ projects in other towns

Uttar Pradesh, Metro rail, Noids, Greater Noida, Greater Noida Knowledge Park, Meerut, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation

The government of Uttar Pradesh has approved building a Metro rail connecting Noida to Greater Noida for Rs 2,682 crore. The 15 km long line will take three years to build and connect Noida Sector 71 to Greater Noida Knowledge Park. Noida and Greater Noida authorities will each pay for the part falling in their jurisdiction.

The project was approved by the state cabinet during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Currently, Uttar Pradesh has Metro rail connectivity in Noida, Ghaziabad and Lucknow. Work is underway on the Kanpur Metro project.

The government is also planning to launch ‘metrolite’ projects in other important towns, including Meerut, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Jhansi. An action plan has been prepared for launching Metro rail services in all these cities.

In fact, the detailed project report (DPR) of some of these projects is ready. In Lucknow, a 23 km north-south corridor of the Metro rail service commenced operations in 2019 after getting completed in a record time. An east-west corridor has also been proposed in Lucknow.

To boost prospects of Metro in other cities, the government has renamed the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) as Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Service (UPMRC).

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