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New coaches for Kanpur metro unveiled for the first time at Polytechnic Depot!

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation received their second set of three coaches for Kanpur Metro, on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation received their second set of three coaches for Kanpur Metro. These "Made in India" coaches were unveiled for the first time at Polytechnic Depot, as soon as the coaches for the second train arrived in the city.


Train set unveiled for the first time in Kanpur!

Notably, the first set of coaches for Kanpur Metro that was flagged off from the Savli Plant in Gujarat on September 18 reached Kanpur on September 27. These coaches were not shown to the public as they were directly moved to the assembling area without unveiling.

Reportedly, post assembling, the first set of coaches that had arrived last month, will soon go for a trial-run on the tracks. Purportedly, UPMRC will need 8 train sets for operations on the 9-kilometre stretch which would be supplied by the end of this year.

Construction work at full swing in the Priority Corridor

Additionally, a part of this unveiling event, Kanpur's District Magistrate also took note of the ongoing work of UP's new metro. As of now, the installation of escalators at all 9 stations of the Priority Section has been completed. These stations include IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur, SPM Hospital, Vishwavidyalaya, Gurudev Chauraha, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur, Lala Lajpat Ray Hospital and Motijheel. Moreover, according to the reports, the installation of third Rails and Signalling System on the Priority Corridor is also expected to be completed soon.

Under the ambit of Smart City Project, the metro station of GSVM's Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital will be equipped with a multi-level parking system as well. With a capacity of 200 four wheelers and 1000 two wheelers, this parking lot is expected to come up in the park area that is in front of Medicine Department. Moreover, as per reports, a waiting room for 1000 people and 12 registration counters for OPD will be established near the canteen area as well.

With inputs from Pawan Kaushal.

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