Lucknow: Following the path of the Delhi metro, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) plans to extend metro services to the Lucknow satellite cities such as Barabanki, Unnao, Rae Bareli and Sitapur.
A team of LMRC officials has identified the new routes and will soon conduct a feasibility study and prepare a detailed project report (DPR).
“One should not be surprised if Lucknow Metro connects satellite cities such as Barabanki, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Hardoi or Sitapur.The Delhi metro also connects Noida, Ghaziabad, Sahibabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon.One has to wait for expansion,” said the director Manager of LMRC, Kumar Keshav.
The LMRC has left an opening to expand towards Barabanki from Munshipulia through the Faizabad road. Similarly, it will not be difficult to expand the route from Charbagh to SGPGIMS towards Mohanlalganj. The survey of the route has already been made.
“The route linking the Gomti Nagar Extension along Shaheed Path is under consideration, as it can be extended to Rae Bareli, the route linking Charbagh and Vasant Kunj can be extended to Hardoi and Sitapur. the airport subway station for the Unnao route, “Keshav said.
“In addition to completing the Charbagh to Munshipulia corridor, we also have to look for the Lucknow Metro expansion to other areas, and the physical verification of the route between Charbagh and Vasant Kunj has been completed,” he added.
Keshav said that this corridor would be more challenging than the North-South corridor since the route would cover occupied and narrow areas.
“We plan to start working in this corridor soon, this route is important as it will provide more traffic than the Amausi-Munshipulia route, it will cover densely populated areas of Naka Hindola, Aminabad, Yahiyaganj, KGMU and Thakurganj. subway stations, “said Keshav.
He said that the problem areas had been identified and that a list of solutions had been prepared.
“If everything goes according to plan, the subway trip from Charbagh to Vasant Kunj will be available in 2023,” he said.