Kanpur, one of the major cities of Uttar Pradesh, is soon going to achieve the status of a ‘Metro City’. Presently there is a 9 km distance between IIT Kanpur to Motijheel. The construction work of the Long Priority Corridor is going on.
Keeping in view the large population, population density and traffic problems of the city, the foundation stone of Kanpur Metro project was laid in Kanpur on March 8, 2019 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This was followed by the civil construction work of the project from IIT, Kanpur by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 15, 2019 in the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. After this launch, the UP Metro, defying all the challenges, carried out the civil construction in such a way that the Kanpur Metro Project emerged as an example for other metro projects in the country.
According to Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation, the work of Kanpur Metro is going on very fast. Rail Corporation has also got the prototype train today. According to officials, the prototype train has three coaches. This train will be ready within six weeks. After this it will be given to Research Design and then handed over for trial.
The Yogi government had given Rs 325 crore to speed up the Kanpur Metro Rail project. This money is given in the form of interest free loan for 10 years. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation will have to refund it in easy instalments. The land for the Kanpur Metro Rail project was to be taken on need basis. For this the land givers were to be compensated. The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation had sent a proposal in this regard to the Housing and Urban Planning Department. Based on this, Rs 325 crore was given for Kanpur Metro Rail Project in four heads.
With the arrival of Kanpur Metro, the residents of the district will get many benefits alongwith happiness. Ease of travel within city, saving precious time, avoiding traffic snarls in the city, and Kanpur will get the status of being a metro city.
To avoid traffic issue
Due to the construction activities of Kanpur Metro, the residents of the city do not have to deal with the traffic problems, so that the engineers of UP Metro conducted another experiment in Kanpur. The construction work of the Priority Corridor or primary section is going on between IIT and Motijheel in Kanpur. Under this corridor, barricading of metro corridor is narrowed after completion of road construction activities at a particular location and barricading is removed after casting of curb stone to be used for planting saplings in the corridor. .
Metro marshals are stationed day and night
Safety of commuters is very important. At the same time during the constructions people using alternative routes and diversions be safe. A round the clock monitoring by Metro Marshals has been activated so that safety of men and machines is guaranteed. Around 50 marshals of Metro are stationed day and night at all these places, which help in keeping the traffic running smoothly.