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UP state budget upscales funding for Kanpur Metro; rails to start operations from Nov 30

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation had resorted to accelerated efforts for Kanpur Metro to ensure that the services are opened for the public as soon as possible. Now, with the announcement of the Uttar Pradesh financial budget, the metro project has been facilitated with funding proposals of ₹597 crores for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-22. While laying out the budget provisions, the state finance minister asserted that the metro rail is expected to start operations from November 30.

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Under-track OHE lines enable Kanpur Metro to have a unique & attractive design

The Kanpur Metro carriages will have an all-new flattened look, which will stand in novelty to any metro systems pan India. The metro line in Kanpur has been developed to accommodate the electrical lines under the tracks, opening the possibility of experimenting with the carriage designs. As per reports, Agra Metro system will have underlying electrical lines and new rake designs as well.

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Kanpur Metro scripts the story of success amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The executive planning and development of the Kanpur Metro by the UPRMC has helped in executing a benchmarking performance in terms of the civil construction work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Setting the Kanpur Metro apart, from all such projects in the country is the pace of its development, which has devised both technology and novelty to its benefit.

As per the strategic layout of the programme, the UPMRC will flag off the Kanpur Metro, along the IIT-Motijheel 'Priority Corridor' by December 2021. The Kanpur Metro has also set its eyes on 2024 to commission services along the 23,785 km long route from IIT-Kanpur to Naubasta.

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Another milestone for Kanpur Metro: 400 piers get installed at the Priority Corridor

UP Metro Rail Corporation has successfully installed 400 out of the 513 pillars intended for Kanpur Metro's Priority Corridor. Stretching for 9km, from IIT-Kanpur to Motijheel, this is an overhead corridor from where the Kanpur Metro will be flagged off for its maiden run, by next year as per project timeline. Pillars supporting this elevated route have been raised for a 7km section, marking another milestone for UPMRC and Kanpur Metro.

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Set to open for public use in January 2022, Kanpur Metro dives into fine-tuning with vigour

The Kanpur Metro has buckled to boost its construction phase work, streamlined to inaugurate the services for public use by January next year. As per reports, tenders for laying metro-line corridors will be assigned in the coming week and the pivotal construction work will begin by April. The authorities have slated to lay electrical lines, in addition to setting tracks and fire safety provisions simultaneously to holistically establish the system. Marked for November trials, Kanpur too will become a 'metro-city' by 2022.

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