The track ranging from from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel, has been identified as the 'priority corridor'.
Setting up of an expansive metro system in the city of Kanpur is currently under progress and although the pandemic has impacted us to a major extent, the developmental activities seem to be continuing, regardless. According to reports, by the year 2024, Kanpur will be home to an overall count of 39 metro trains. These trains will run between 30 stations located on two routes in the city and if the pursuit continues to be seamless, the trials will be held by the 31st of July, 2021.
Kanpur Metro Project on a smooth roll
Reportedly, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently sanctioned a loan of Rs. 5,551.99 Cr for the Kanpur Metro project. This will be a 31.4-km long network, comprising of two corridors and the UPMRC body is aiming at commissioning its first stretch by the end of next year. The track ranging from from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel, has been identified as the 'priority corridor'.
There will be 22 stations on route number one (from IIT to Naubasta which will be 23.8 km long) and eight, on route number two (from CSA to Barra; 8.6 km in length). The total of 22 stations on the first corridor will include 14 elevated stops while 8 would be underground. The second corridor is said to have 8 stations, 4 of which would be elevated and the rest would be underground.
This metro project is expected to lessen the traffic congestion on the roads due to the private and public vehicles plying on the streets. The daily functioning of metro trains will even lead to effective crowd management and reduce prime time rush which has been plaguing the city for years now. Inadequate parking facilities and the surging pollution levels in Kanpur, can now be improved and kept in check.