Gorakhpur, India (Metro Rail News): Before the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the government has announced the Gorakhpur Metro Project would commence shortly. The Public Investment Board (PIB) at the Centre has approved the first phase of the Gorakhpur Metro Rail project. With this approval, the construction work would start in Gorakhpur city.
The Yogi government is more likely to lay the foundation stone of the project before the state’s assembly elections. The total length of the project is estimated at around 27.84 km, and two elevated corridors have been proposed. The project is expected to be completed by 2024 with a total cost of Rs. 4672 crores.
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh showed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister of India and other associated officials of the project for getting approval from PIB. In Uttar Pradesh, Noida, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad and Lucknow already have metros, and now Gorakhpur will become the sixth city in the row to get metro services. The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation is the responsible agency for all the metro projects in the city.
LAST YEAR, the UP cabinet also approved the DPR of the Light Rail Transit Project in Gorakhpur to decongest the traffic of the city and strengthen the Public Transportation System. The total length of DPR Phase-1 Metro is 15.41 Km, with 14 stations in between. The Yogi government has fastened the metro projects as Kanpur, and the Agra Metro project also started in his regime only. Likewise, the State government has also allocated Rs.900 crore in 2020-21 for the Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system.