Lucknow Metro – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Lucknow Metro is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) operational  in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL).

Phase 1 of the project consists of 2 lines totaling 33.976 km. Out of this, Line-1 (22.88 km) is operational while Line-2 is in the planning stage.

Construction for Line-1’s 8.5 km elevated ‘Priority Corridor’ section from Transport Nagar to Lucknow Railway Station (Charbagh) commenced on September 27, 2014. Trial runs (testing) started in December 2016 and the line was inaugurated on September 5, 2017 with commercial operations starting the next day. Southern and northern extensions of the line to the airport and Munshipulia opened to the public on March 8, 2019.

In 2017, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation assisted with preparing the master plan for Lucknow Metro with 6 new routes totaling 74 km. Those lines have been mentioned below under Phase 2 and Phase 3.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC OHE
  • Signalling: Communication-based Train Control (CBTC)

Key Figures

Operational: 22.878 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Approved: 0 km | Proposed: 85 km

  • Daily Ridership: 67,000/day (August 2023)
  • Rolling Stock: 80 coaches (20 trains of 4 cars) supplied by Alstom

Lucknow Metro Phase 1A Route (Operational)

Line-1: CCS Airport – Munshi Pulia (22.878 km)

  • Length: 22.878 km
  • Type: Elevated (19.438 km with 19 stations) and Underground (4 km with 4 stations)
  • Depot: Transport Nagar
  • Number of Stations: 23
  • Station Names: CCS Airport (underground), Amausi, Transport Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Singar Nagar, Alambagh, Alambagh Bus Station, Mawaiya, Durgapuri, Charbagh Railway Station, Hussain Ganj (underground), Sachivalaya (underground), Hazrat Ganj (underground), K.D. Singh Stadium, Vishwavidyalaya, IT Chauraha, Badshahbagh, Badshah Nagar, Lekhraj Market, Ramsagar Mishra Nagar, Indira Nagar & Munshi Pulia

Lucknow Metro Proposed Routes

Line-2: Lucknow Railway Station (Charbagh) – Vasant Kunj

  • Length: 11.098 km
  • Status: UPMRC is revising Detailed Project Report
  • Estimated Daily Ridership: 60,000/day
  • Elevated: 4.548 km with 5 stations (GB Marg – Thakurganj)
  • Underground: 6.55 km with 7 stations (Balaganj – Vasant Kunj)
  • Number of Stations: 12
  • Station Names: Gautam Buddha Marg, Aminabad, Pandeyganj, City Railway Station, Medical College Chauraha, Nawazganj, Thakurganj, Balaganj, Sarfrazganj, Musabagh, Vasant Kunj

Lucknow Metro Phase 2 Routes (Proposed)

This phase designed by DMRC & UPMRCL includes 3 corridors and involves the construction of 1 new lines and 2 line extensions. Note: final plan can be expected to change by the time construction begins.

  • Extn of Line-1: Munshi Pulia – Jankipuram
  • Extn of Line-2: Charbagh – SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • New Line-3: IIM Lucknow – Rajajipuram

Lucknow Metro Phase 3 Routes (Proposed)

This phase designed by DMRC & UPMRCL includes the construction of 1 new line (Line-4) with 3 sections. Note: final plan can be expected to change by the time construction begins.

  • Indiranagar – CG City South
  • Airport – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
  • Secretariat – CG City South

Lucknow Metro Line-1 Route Map (Operational)

The embedded map below shows the exact location of all stations and can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Lucknow Metro will be added here when available.

Lucknow Metro Future Network: Phase 1 (2027)

Key: Line-1 (Operational) | Line-2 (Proposed)

Project Overview Video (Short)

UPMRCL’s Corporate Video (Long)

Lucknow Metro Fare Chart (Prices)

Single journey fares on Lucknow Metro Line-1 are dependent on the number of stations traveled. Paper tickets are issued with QR codes.

Stations Fare/Price
1 Station Rs. 10
2 Stations Rs. 15
3-6 Stations Rs. 20
7-9 Stations Rs. 30
10-13 Stations Rs. 40
14-17 Stations Rs. 50
Above 18 Stations Rs. 60

GoSmart Card – This prepaid card best for frequent travelers and offers a 10% discount over single fare journey fares. This card can be topped-up at each station’s ticket office, ticket vending machine (TVM) or Recharge Card Terminal. It can also be recharged from LMRC’s website or via netbanking.

Tourist Card – Available in denominations of Rs. 100 (unlimited travel for 1 day) and Rs. 250 (unlimited travel for 3 days). A refundable security deposit of Rs 100 is payable at the time of purchase.

Lucknow Metro Tenders

Latest Lucknow Metro tender notices can be viewed on UPMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page

Lucknow Metro Contractors

Contract Details Contractor
LKGC-01 General Consultancy Services Ayesa-KRNA-Aarvee-Geodata
LKDD-01 Detailed Design Consultant Systra Consulting
LKRS-01 80 Coaches (Rolling Stock) & Signalling System Alstom India
LKS-01 Automatic Fare Collection System Datamatics & Mikroelektronika
LKS-02 Telecommunications Larsen & Toubro
LKT-05 Ballastless Tracks Kalindee
LKCC-01 Transport Nagar – Charbagh
(Elevated: 8.48 km +
1 km extn to Amausi)
Larsen & Toubro
LKCC-02 Mawaiya Bridge over IR lines SP Singla
LKCC-03 Transport Nagar Depot Sam India Builtwell
LKCC-06 Charbagh – KD Singh Babu
(Underground – 3.44 km)
Tata – Gülermak
LKCC-07 KD Singh Babu – Munshipulia
(Elevated – 8.63 km)
Larsen & Toubro
LKCC-05 Amausi – CCS Airport
(Elevated & Underground – 2 km)
Sam India Builtwell

Lucknow Metro History (Key Dates)

Phase 1A
• 5 September 2017: Transport Nagar – Charbagh (Red Line) – 8.5 km
• 8 March 2019: Transport Nagar – Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Red Line) – 2.67 km
• 8 March 2019: Charbagh – Munshipulia (Red Line) – 12.6 km

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Page last updated: December 27, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.