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Metro Rail Celebrating Six Years of Transforming Uttar Pradesh

In the bustling landscape of India’s urban infrastructure, the UP Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) stands as a testament to progress and connectivity. As we mark the completion of six remarkable years since its inception, we take a closer look at the journey of UPMRC, formerly known as the Lucknow Metro Corporation, and its pivotal role in shaping the state of Uttar Pradesh.

A Genesis in 2013

The year 2013 saw the birth of the Lucknow Metro Corporation, an ambitious endeavor aimed at revolutionizing public transportation in the city of Lucknow. With a vision to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce pollution, and provide a seamless mode of commute to the people, this corporation embarked on a journey that would soon transcend city limits.

UPMRC: A Transformation in 2018

In 2018, the Yogi Government took a significant step by reconstituting the Lucknow Metro Corporation as the UP Metro Rail Corporation. This transformation expanded UPMRC’s authority to construct and operate metro systems not only in Lucknow but across the entire state of Uttar Pradesh, with the exception of Noida.

Milestones Achieved

Since its transformation, UPMRC has achieved numerous milestones that have reshaped the state’s transportation landscape:

1. Lucknow Metro – A Trailblazing Start

On 9th March 2019, UPMRC marked a historic achievement by commissioning the full corridor of 22.87 kilometers for the Lucknow Metro. This event marked the beginning of a new era in urban mobility for the people of Lucknow.

2. Kanpur’s Speedy Metro

In a remarkable feat, UPMRC commissioned the world’s fastest-built metro corridor in Kanpur, covering an 8.98-kilometer route on 28th December 2021. This achievement not only showcased UPMRC’s efficiency but also added a crucial transportation link to Kanpur’s residents.

3. Agra’s Promising Corridor

UPMRC’s commitment to expanding metro connectivity extends to Agra, where a 29.65-kilometer metro corridor is currently under construction. This priority corridor is expected to open its doors to the public by February 2024, promising improved connectivity and convenience.

4. Meerut Metro Integration

UPMRC played a key role in preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Meerut Metro. Subsequently, Line 1 of the Meerut Metro merged with the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a move that enhances regional connectivity and integration.

5. Gorakhpur Light Metro

The prepared DPR of the Gorakhpur Light Metro received approval from the Public Investment Board (PIB), and it now awaits the Central Government’s approval. Once operational, this metro system will bring the benefits of rapid transit to Gorakhpur.

6. Prayagraj Light Metro

Another significant achievement is the approval of the Detailed Project Report for the Prayagraj Light Metro by the State Government. This development holds the promise of modern, efficient transportation for the city of Prayagraj.

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