Lucknow: The upcoming Lucknow Metro Rail project is the fastest and most economical such project in India.
Touted to be ready for trial runs before December 2016 and commercial operations by March 2017, Lucknow Metro project competes with the upcoming Kochi MetroRail project to be the fastest completing project.
“The Lucknow and Kochi Metro Rail projects are amongst the fastest with both projected to be completed in three years’ time,” Metro Man and principal advisor to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) E Sreedharan told the media here this evening.
The Kochi Metro is projected to start commercial operations by June 2016.
However, Lucknow Metro Rail project is cheapest amongst the two projects.
“The per km cost of Lucknow Metro project is less than the Kochi Metro primarily due to the cheaper land cost in Lucknow compared to Kochi,” he told Business Standard on the sidelines.
The under-construction Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Lucknow IT City and Lucknow Metro Rail are flagship projects of the incumbent Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh.