Uttar Pradesh to get metro rail network in more cities soon

In its first phase, the 15.14-km-long network which is being built at a cost of Rs 2,670 crore will connect major centres of the city, including Gorakhnath Mandir, Gorakhpur Railway Station, Gorakhpur university and the newly built AIIMS.

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LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh is going to get a Metro rail network in 12 cities soon. The UP government is aiming to expand the Metro services to Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Meerut, Bareilly, Jhansi and Prayagraj after the successful implementation of metro rail in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Kanpur.

CM Yogi Adityanath has issued directives to start work on the Gorakhpur Metro project within six months giving pace to the project. In its first phase, the 15.14-km-long network which is being built at a cost of Rs 2,670 crore will connect major centres of the city, including Gorakhnath Mandir, Gorakhpur Railway Station, Gorakhpur university and the newly built AIIMS.

As per Kumar Keshav, MD, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), the UP government is aiming to provide eco-friendly and feasible commuting options to make the lives of people residing in urban areas easier as the urban population constitutes 24% of the total population of Uttar Pradesh, which contributes to 65% of the state’s GDP.

To realise the above objectives, the detailed project reports (DPR) for Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut are in their final stages.

Some of the Metro Projects in Uttar Pradesh are most likely to be funded by EIB as the team visited the state this month and reviewed the ongoing projects.

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