GORAKHPUR (Metro Rail News): ) On Thursday, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) surveyed metro routes in the city and took note of the difficulties being faced in metro construction, officials said.
Its commissioner and the Gorakhpur Development Authority (GDA) vice-chairman also held a meeting on the issues.
LMRC Director Kumar Keshav and Chief Engineer Ravi Jain visited the metro route with PWD engineers. The Housing and Urban Planning Department chief secretary will inspect the metro route in Gorakhpur on Friday.
The officials inspected the routes from Mohaddipur to the railway station, Gorakhnath temple gate to Bargadwa and Shyam Nagar, Gulriha to Transport Nagar via Asurn.
Keshav told reporters “It is proposed that the metro will run in Gorakhpur on pillars with 2 meters width and the proposed distance between the pillars is 27 meters. It will be difficult to construct pillars on a four-lane road.” Engineers will try to find an alternative so that metro pillars can be made without any hindrance along with the four-lane road’s construction.
A four-lane road is under construction on the metro route between Shyam Nagar and Divyanagar and construction have been completed between Mohaddipur and Gurung Tiraha. Construction for the road is underway between Gurung Tiraha and Suba Bazar.
The construction of the proposed ₹4,100 crore metro project will begin in the city after the Centre’s approval and there will be two corridors and 27 stations on metro route.