The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line in Lucknow has been flagged off. The Lucknow Metro corridor that has been built over eight elevated stations, has been completed in a little over 37 months and measures around 8.5 kilometers. Though the Lucknow Metro line has been flagged off today but will open to the public tomorrow.
The Lucknow Metro line is poised to offer an eco-friendly, cheaper and congestion-free ride to the residents as well as those visiting Lucknow for various personal as well as professional reasons.
Know the first Metro track in Lucknow
According to report, the first phase of the Lucknow Metro line which has been inaugurated today measures around Eight and a half kilometers and is built over 8 elevated stations. This first phase of the Lucknow Metro line was inaugurated in the presence of UP Governor, Chief Minister, as well as the Home Minister.
The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line, the 8.5 kilometer ‘Priority Corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, will be operational for the public from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm every day. The rapid transport system Lucknow Metro will play between Transport Nagar and Charbagh railway station.
Lucknow Metro inaugural ride brought controversies along
It is being rumored that the state government did not send any invitation to Akhlesh Yadav for the inauguration ceremony of the metro line. According to reports, the foundation stone of the metro project in Lucknow was laid by Akhlesh Yadav in early 2014 who was the then Chief Minister. He was not present on the occasion because as per him he didn’t get the invitation from the state government.
More metro lines to follow
It was reported that the state government is planning to launch similar metro services in other cities of the state as well. The cities that are likely to get a metro service include Kanpur, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Meerut. According to reports, chief minister in his speech said that country’s Prime Minister wants a more modern, accessible and efficient transport system in around 50 major cities of the country. Furthermore, he wants to accomplish this target in the next three years.