Plans to develop the light transit system for the city before Mahakumbh – 2025

Metrolite is a light rail urban transit system being planned in India for cities with lower ridership projection.

Prayagraj Light Metro
Prayagraj Light Metro

PRAYAGRAJ (Metro Rail News): Prayagraj Light Metro with 2 lines & 39 stations is a light rail transit (LRT) system proposed to be built in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRCL).

In 2017, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) was assigned as the ‘coordinator’ by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to bring all stakeholders together and get its Phase 1 project started. Later in the year, RITES was assigned to prepare its feasibility report and Detailed Project Report, which was submitted to the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) in November 2019.

The proposed system will consist of two lines, an east-west line from Manauri to Trivenipuram, and a north-south line from Shantipuram in Jalalapur to Karchana. Both lines will be about 20 kilometres long. There will be a total of 39 stations, 20 on the east-west line and 19 on the north-south line. The project is expected to cost Rs. 8000 crore.

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Proposed : 42 Km

Proposed Lines

Line 1 (East – West Line) : Manauri to Trivenipuram 

Type : Elevated

Line 2 (North – South Line) : Shantipuram in Jalalapur to Karchana

Type : Elevated

Interchange station will be built at Parade Grounds near Alopibagh 

Allahabad Metro
Owner Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
Locale Allahabad
Transit Type Light Rail
Number of Lines 02
Number of Stations 39
Planned 2025-26
System Length 40 Km


The Metrolite Project likely to roll out ahead of Mahakumbh-2025

Metrolite is a light rail urban transit system being planned in India for cities with lower ridership projection. If all goes as per plan, locals and visitors including tourists and pilgrims to Sangam city would be enjoying comfortable rides on board ‘Metrolite’ before Mahakumbh-2025 gets underway in Prayagraj.

Metrolite is a light rail urban transit system being planned in India for cities with lower ridership projection and as a feeder system for the existing metro systems. It will cater to lower passenger capacity at a reduced cost than a metro line. It will have dedicated tracks, separated from the road. UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath in a recent statement said that the state government has made plans to organize Mahakumbh of 2025 at a grander scale than Kumbh – 2019. The CM therefore has asked his officials to prepare a detailed and concrete action plan in this regard.

Eyeing the task ahead few developments have already being made by the state government. As per Divisional Commissioner, Prayagraj Mr. Sanjay Goyal the survey for Prayagraj Metrolite has already commenced between Phaphamau and Bamhrauli besides Andawa and Chaufatka. It is expected that a route between either of the two stretches would start before the Mahakumbh for the light transit system of the city.

The officials from Lucknow have also informed that for the state government, the countdown of Mahakumbh-2025 has already begun. The divisional commissioner informed that before the Mahakumbh, information and processing of all the facilities provided to institutions and seers would be computerised and would be provided through an online portal.

Likewise, work to develop digital Kumbh museum would also soon begin. A light and sound show is being prepared to be held at Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, which will be started soon. An action plan has also been sought from the health department, in which constructions in view of Kumbh would be included, informed the divisional commissioner. After listening to all the points, the principal secretary of the state has suggested that whatever works are being done, authorities should definitely talk to the stakeholders in the district. This includes judges, lawyers, litterateurs, industrialists, businessmen, social workers and seers. Only after talking to them, administration should come up with a concrete action plan. The state government has already earmarked Rs. 100 crore for Mahakumbh-2025 preparations in the recently presented budget. But till now the budget allotment has not been done due to non-preparation of an action plan of the departments as per officials.

The officials from the city have also informed the state government that the approach roads for temples were being widened and repaired. It has been reported that the roads between Lalita Devi and Takshak Teerth needs to be widened. In such a situation, the Public Works Department (PWD) is now conducting a survey for the same.

The district administration have also informed that flyovers have to be built to reduce the crowd at intersections. The Public Works Department has also been asked to prepare a proposal in this regard as well. The proposal to build a ramp at Dashashwamedh Ghat has already been prepared. Along with this, the ramp of Bakshi Bund will be further developed.



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