Life in a Metro is about to become a realty for the people of Lucknow, the 8 km long elevated track from Transport Nagar to Charbagh of Lucknow Metro is expected to be completed by December 2016, less than 2 and half year from now. UP chief secretary Alok Ranjan said that a pre-bid conference will be held with the bidders in New Delhi shortly.
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation will first construct a fully elevated 8 kilometer track between Transport Nagar and Charbagh. 8 Platforms will be built in this route. A committee has also been formed by the UP Government to cater the needs of land acquisition for Lucknow Metro. According to the officials, the work for land acquisition has already begun and the layout plan for the acquisition will be prepared in next 10 days.
Approximately 22 Kilometer long Lucknow Metro route from airport to Munshi Pulia crossing will have 22 junctions. The foundation stone was laid down by CM Akhilesh Yadav in March 2014 and the ground construction work is expected to begin in September this year.
Total 22 metro stations would be constructed under the metro project with a cost of Rs 13,000 crore as estimated by DMRC in detailed project report.