Cabinet approves Agra and Kanpur Metro Rail Projects

To boost Urban Public Transport connectivity The Union cabinet approved the Kanpur and the Agra metro rail projects.

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New Delhi, Metro Rail News: To boost Urban Public Transport connectivity in two Uttar Pradesh cities Kanpur & Agra . The Union cabinet approved the Kanpur and the Agra metro rail projects.

According to the government report, the Agra rail project will have two corridors.

Cabinet Approve Agra Metro Rail Project
Cabinet Approve Agra Metro Rail Project

which will pass through the heart of the city and will connect prominent tourist places like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Sikandra. It will also connect Interstate bus terminal, railway station, medical college, and others.

Agra Metro Rail to become reality
Agra Metro Rail to become reality

The decision was taken a cabinet meeting chaired by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The estimated cost of the Kanpur metro project is Rs 11,076.48 crore and the Agra project is Rs 8,379.62 crore. Both the projects will be completed in five years.

According to the source, In Kanpur metro project, the length of the ITT-to Naubasta corridor is 23.785 km, which is partly elevated and partly underground. It comprises of 22 stations.

Cabinet Approve Kanpur Metro Rail Project
Cabinet Approve Kanpur Metro Rail Project
Kanpur Metro Map
Kanpur Metro Map

Also, the length of the Agriculture University to Barra-8 corridor is 8.60 km, comprising of four elevated and four underground stations.

The financing of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project will be partly from the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on an equal-equity basis and party as soft loan from multilateral international funding agencies.

Although, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation a 50:50 jointly-owned company of the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government will be restructured as the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) for implementation of the project.

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