Say hello to Lucknow Metro – India’s 9th metro system built in a record 3 years 🙂
Less than an hour ago, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated services on the first 8.48 km elevated stretch of Lucknow Metro’s 22.878 km Line-1 (Phase-1A) between Transport Nagar and Charbagh at an event held at the Transport Nagar Depot. The programme started with an inaugural plaque getting unveiled, followed by speeches, and finally the inaugural train getting flagged off from Platform #1 of Transport Nagar Station.
Construction on this section popularly called the ‘priority corridor’, started in September 2014 by Larsen & Toubro (package LKCC-01) and in September 2015 by SP Singla Constructions (package LKCC-02) with an estimated cost of Rs. 2000 crores. Following an initial round of secretive testing, trial runs (testing) commenced on December 1 2016. The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRCL) received the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO)’s speed certificate in March-end and the CMRS’ final safety inspection certificate on August 14 after a number of corrections and load tests.
LMRCL finalized the line’s fare chart in August 2017 and initially plans to run services, operated by an all-female crew, from 6 am to 10 pm by deploying 4 Alstom metropolis trains (with another 5th train on stand-by) at a headway of 7 minutes to serve users through 8 platinum certified green stations at Transport Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Singar Nagar, Alambagh, Alambagh Bus Stand, Mawaiya, Durgapuri and Charbagh –
Decked out on the previous night –
— The Metro Rail Guy (@TheMetroRailGuy) September 5, 2017
— TOI Lucknow News (@TOILucknow) September 5, 2017
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) September 5, 2017
Video of the train passing through Alambagh:
— M Tariq Khan (@mtariqkhanlko) September 5, 2017
Commercial operations on the line start tomorrow morning at 6 am. Cheers.
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