Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh, is evolving at a fast pace. In the past few years, it has gained many attributes that grant it the developing status. Kanpur was also chosen as a candidate for the smart city programme under which it is getting some major changes. One of the developments that brings convenience to the citizens is the metro rail system which, as of now has two proposed lines.
Here’s all you need to know about the present and future of Kanpur’s metro system-
The plan for Kanpur metro has been on the table for a while now. The studies for implementing the system have commenced and construction of the metros will follow suit. As of now, two corridors of the metro have been confirmed. The first corridor of the metro will connect IIT to Naubasta, covering a stretch of 26km.
The first phase of its construction will connect IIT to Moti Jheel and the second one from Harsh Nagar to Naubasta.
The other proposed corridor will cover a distance of 10km and connect CSA University to Jarauli. Kanpur metro certainly comes as a boon for the residents of the city as it will connect a number of major areas of the city and reduce travel times. The metro could also help in reducing the vehicular traffic on main city roads thereby lowering the city’s pollution.
In order to complete the project, the government is investing ₹13,721 Crores into the two corridors and Phase 1 of the metro is said to take up ₹9,000 crores of the total. As of now, there is no tentative date for when construction will begin, but the goal is to finish work by 2022. Three years is a long time and we hope that in the coming future, we get a chance to take a spin around the metro.
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