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UPMRC successfully completes the maiden run of Kanpur Metro!

Kanpur Metro is expected to become operational for public by December 31, 2021

Giving a major boost to public transportation in the city, Kanpur Metro is now a reality. UPMRC has successfully completed the maiden run of Kanpur Metro today, on the priority corridor and the service will soon open for the general public now. Reportedly, the event was officially flagged off by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh at the Kanpur Metro Depot in Government Polytechnic. Besides building a network of seamless connectivity, this metro initiation move is pegged to ease vehicular congestion in the city, while upscaling development in the region at the same time.


Trial runs flagged off on Priority Corridor

Metro trials were carried out under the strict supervision of the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), days ahead of its earlier slated schedule. As per reports, the demo test run of the metro rakes was scheduled later in November, however, the scheme was preponed. The overall project, notably, progressed through a 2-year timeline, making a strong statement of rapid development in Kanpur.

The Kanpur Metro project was launched by the UP CM on November 15, 2019 for the construction of a 9-km stretch between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel. Known as the Priority Corridor, this elevated track has been completed with 9 stations, where 12 metro rakes will run frequently. The services are expected to open for commercial runs by December 31, 2021.

Energy-efficient customisations make Kanpur Metro superior

A futuristic mode of travel, the Kanpur Metro is the first of its kind project in India to come with a Third Rail DC Traction System. Purportedly, these tracks are equipped with a special inverter, which enables the use of energy generated by the metro brakes to be used back in the system. Reportedly, an arrangement as such has not been implemented in any metro projects in the country, making Kanpur Metro more energy efficient than other similar set-ups across. The train is also special in terms of protecting the environment and for safety management.

Meanwhile, all stations of this network have also been fitted with similar advanced customizations. Reportedly, the elevators at the depots use regenerative braking technology. These will have an energy efficiency of up to 37%. The elevators installed in the stations and depots will also be able to save energy by regenerative braking technology. The metro premises have been additionally equipped with LED lights, for conversation of energy and electricity.

Ushering Kanpurites towards cheap mass travel that is both safe and convenient, Kanpur Metro has successfully completed its maiden run today. The service will open for the citizens by December end, reportedly.

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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