Lucknow: The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Kanpur Metro Rail Project will formally be presented to the State Government tomorrow. It will be presented by M/s RITES to Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in the presence of Shri Sadakant, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Planning, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). Commissioner Kanpur , Vice Chairman and other senior officers of Kanpur Development Authority shall also be present during the function.
State Government has assigned Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) the responsibility of ‘Coordinator’ for preparation of DPR for Metro in four important cities of Uttar Pradesh namely Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Agra. For this purpose M/s RITES, a Govt of India Undertaking, had been engaged by the State Government for preparing the DPRs. Work on preparation of DPR for Metro in Kanpur was commenced in March, 2015. Extensive meetings were held at the LMRC level and Lucknow Metro provided the much required technical assistance during the preparation of the DPR.
Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) is the nodal agency for preparation of this DPR for Kanpur Metro. Presentations were made at various stages to Commissioner Kanpur and team of officers of KDA and decisions obtained. It is only because of the extensive efforts provided by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and team of KDA that this DPR has been prepared in a record time of just seven months.