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Uttar Pradesh: State government allocates Rs 1,175 crore for various metro rail projects

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LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): While announcing the state budget in the assembly on Monday, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government allocated a total amount of Rs 1,175 for different metro rail projects in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Agra, including Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, reported news agency PTI.

Finance Minister Suresh Khanna made a provision of Rs 597 crore for Kanpur rail project where it has been decided that the Kanpur metro will have a trial run between IIT Kanpur and Moti Jheel from July 31, 2021 onwards, while the commercial run has been set from November 30, 2021.

It has two corridors: one is 23.785 km long ITT to Naubasta corridor, which consists of 14 elevated stations and eight underground stations. Another corridor is 8.60 km long from Agriculture University to Barra-8 corridor, including four elevated stations and four underground stations.

 The Uttar Pradesh government has set aside Rs 100 crore for Gorakhpur and Varanasi rail projects.

When it comes to the Agra rail project, an amount of Rs 478 crore has been allocated to it. Its first phase will be from Taj East Gate to Jama Masjid. The state government aims to have a trial run on July 31, 2021 and commercial run from November 30, 2021.

Moreover, it has two corridors with a total length of 29.4km. It will connect tourist hotspots across the city like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with bus stands and railway stations.

As the construction for 82.15km long Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor undergoes, it has been allocated a provision of Rs 1,326 crore. Its foundation stone was laid in March, 2019.

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