LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh Rail Corporation to build a metro station near the Gorakhpur railway station to facilitate passengers.
According to the official, There are two light metro corridors are proposed to be built in the constituency which Adityanath represented in Parliament. All stations will be elevated and the project is estimated to cost around Rs 4,589 crore,
A 15.14-km long from Shyam Nagar to MMM Engineering College would be the first corridor which will be carried an estimated 1.55 lakh people daily on the corridor in the year 2024. This number is likely to increase to 2.05 lakh in 2031, while in the next 10 years, 2.73 lakh people are likely to take the train in this corridor daily.
A 12.70-km long from BRD Medical College to Naushad would be the second corridor with 12 stations. It is estimated that 1.24 lakh people will travel on the corridor daily in the year 2024.
At a meeting, the chief minister also directed officials to prepare a feasibility report on modes of transport options, including metro, in the temple town of Varanasi.