Lucknow: Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport would soon get an underground Metro station, just about 300 metres away from the main entrances of the both terminals, domestic and international. Earlier, the plan was to construct an elevated Metro corridor from Amausi to the airport but later, it was felt that the elevated station would block the front view of the airport and also not be able to cater to passengers of both terminals alike.
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has hence decided to tweak the plan and construct an underground corridor of about 700 metres from Amausi to the airport to give an easy access to the Metro station from both terminals. The Metro track would go underground from near the elevated Amausi station and run up to the airport’s underground Metro station. This station would be equidistant from both terminals.
LMRC director for works and infrastructure Daljeet Singh said, “Our design is such that the location of the Metro station doesn’t interfere with the regular passenger movement near the airport. It will be strategically located to existing terminals to serve passengers of both routes alike as well as cater to the traffic expected in future at the third terminal, according to AAI’s master-plan.”
The design would soon be submitted to the AAI for approval for suggestions based on their master plan and future infrastructure around the project.