Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project. He boarded the metro train at IIT Kanpur metro station and was the first passenger of this service. He was along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The Kanpur Metro Rail design consists of two corridors and has a total length of32.5 km.
Length of corridor
The first corridor is 23.8 km long from IIT-Kanpur to Naubasta while the alternate corridor from Chandrashekhar Azad Agricultural University to Barra-8 is8.6 km long. Services of Daily Metro will be available from 6 am to 10 pm on Wednesday. Originally, tickets with QR canons will be available, and later smart cards will also be introduced for the passengers.
Kanpur Metro will run on the preceding section from IIT-Kanpur to Motijheel with three coaches. Due to its strict compliance with Green Building Canons and parameters, it has been certified with ISO-14001 Instrument for Environment Management and ISO-45001 Instrument for Safety Management.
The entire section is developed as per the Green Building Code, which makes it safe for the terrain. There are nine stations on the Priority Corridor that have been certified with Platinum Standing by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). On November 15, 2019, Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the civil construction work of Kanpur Metro. The trial run of the metro was done on November 10 this time.
Targeting former governments
During the Kanpur stint, PM Modi explosively criticised the opposition. Targeting the former governments, he said that the people who ruled the state before in UP didn’t understand the urgency of time. Now Kanpur has got metro connectivity, as well as Kanpur, is now connected to Bina Refinery as well.
PM Modi said that the double machine rule is going on in UP and this government is trying to compensate for the miscalculations of the former governments. We’re working at double speed. We unite day and night to complete the work for which the government of double machines lays the foundation gravestone.
Advantage of metro
It’s being said that the trip of Kanpur Metro will be comfortable, along with a safe trip, it’ll also be light on the funds. Kanpur Metro is cheaper than other modes of transport. It’ll also save you from getting stuck in business logjams. This will save both time and plutocrats. Piecemeal from this, in no time the smart card i.e. GoSmart card will be launched, due to which a 10 percent reduction will be available.