From April 2019, the commuters in Lucknow will have an option of taking a Metro ride from the airport to Munshipulia. The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has finished its engineering work including construction of tunnels, track-laying work, signalling that the metro will start operations as per the schedule.
The Lucknow Metro which, currently, runs on an 8-km stretch from Transport Nagar to Charbagh will now run on a 23-km stretch from Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport to Munshipulia (North-South corridor) as per reports by Metro Rail News. The 23-km stretch will increase the annual (current) ten-lakh passenger load tenfold.
“Now, the entire 23-km stretch would be available for the ride, so more commuters are expected to board the Metro train. We have all the rolling stocks with us, and they all would be pressed in according to the traffic on the route,” quoted an official.
Recently, the Managing Director of the LMRC Kumar Keshav inspected the work from Lucknow University station to Munshipulia Station.
Besides the construction, the corporation is now focusing on clearing the remaining installation work in the corridor by the end of the year. The installation work for the glasses at the ticket office machine (TOM) is underway, the civil work of KD Singh & RS Mishra Metro Station is also in progress, and the artwork at the outer side of Ram Sagar Mishra Metro Station has also started.
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