LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and the transport department decided that the transport department will make autorickshaw stands near all Metro stations for better connectivity to residential colonies or offices in a meeting on April 19, 2019.
There is no adequate space around 17 of the 21 Metro stations for the creation of stands, however, The authorities are confident about building the stands within a month. These include prominent stations like KD Singh stadium, Lekhraj, Vishwavidyalay, IT College, Badshahnagar, Hazratganj, Husainganj and Charbagh.
Most of the area is occupied by shops, leaving no space for constructing auto-stands in Hazratganj. Near Singarnagar Metro station, grocery markets and shops are lined up, leaving no possibility for constructing auto-stands. LMRC could also face a challenge at Charbagh Metro station due to heavy traffic movement and encroachment by street vendors. However, stations like CCS airport, Munshipulia, Krishnanagar, Mawaiyya, and Durgapuri have vacant areas around them for autorickshaw stands.
For the time being due to the absence of proper feeder service, commuters either have to walk long distances or depend on e-rickshaws, autorickshaws, and tempos that group to stations and park near gates, hampering traffic on roads.
“We are looking for appropriate locations to make autorickshaw stands. If it is not possible to make the stands at the stations, we will find space near them, so that commuters won’t have to walk for long after de-boarding the Metro”
An LMRC official said,