The 8 km Transport Nagar- Charbagh route will extend to 23 km Airport- Munshipulia
The north-south corridor of Lucknow metro has been developed at a very fast pace. Stations between Airport to Munshipulia are underway to complete their final stages of construction and are soon to be operational. The speed at which the work is being done is phenomenal and the metro is expected to begin running in the extended line by April.
The infrastructural development in most of the stations in the corridor are complete with entries, exits and stairwells. Apart from that, the flooring work has picked up pace fast. In addition, track laying and electrical connection task is also on a fast track.
Another area where the metro has seen development is near Polytechnic Crossing- where the construction work has come to an end and the tracks and electric cables have been laid down. An official from LMRC mentioned that they are working as fast as they can in order to make the Munshi Puliya to Vishwavidyalaya operational by the end of this year.
The Munshi Puliya metro station will be the more developed station as it will be equipped with radio towers to ensure proper connectivity of the metros and seamless communications with all active trains. LMRC has has already moved a clearance application by the Commissioner Railway Safety and will start testing the track, signalling and OHC work from next week or early January. Glasses and Ticket Office Machines have started being installed.
LMRC Managing Director, Kumar Keshav has urged the partner companies Tata and L&T to maintain the same vigor and pace that they have kept since day one. He also complemented the crew on their quality work and quick execution of duties.
Currently, the only functional line of Lucknow metro is the Red Line. It connects Transport Nagar and Charbagh railway station. The roads along this route are some of the busiest ones in the city and hence, the functionality of the Red Line is a welcome change for Lucknowites.