Kanpur Metro Lines-
Kanpur Metro is a rail-based mass transit system which is under construction for the city of Kanpur, India, and extendable to the Kanpur metropolitan area. The feasibility study for the project was done by RITES in June 2015 .
Hampering the Growth-
The study was prepared to control traffic woes and congestion, which are hampering the growth, development, and prosperity of the city area. The tenders were floated for the elevated viaduct of phase-1 between IIT to Motijheel.
Construct Product Metro-
AFCONS Infra has been awarded the tender. Elevated viaduct work has begun, more than half of total pillars have been constructed and work of all the stations till Motijheel have started.
The pier caps and U girders are being erected and construction work is going in full swing. The phase-1 is expected to be operational from December 2021 which will become the fastest built and commissioned metro system in the world.
On 28 February 2019, the Central government approved the metro project for Kanpur at an estimated cost of ₹11,076.48 crores and a five-year time limit. The European Investment Bank has proposed to provide a Euro 650 million loan for the project
In Phase 1, 22 metro stations will built on first corridor (Red Line) from IIT Kanpur to Naubasta and 8 metro stations will built on second corridor (Blue Line) from Agriculture University to Barra-8.
Length: 23.785 km
Alignment: 14 Elevated Stations (15.164 km) & 8 Underground Stations (8.621 km)
No. of Stations: 22
Central Railway Station
Blue Line (CSA University – Barra 8)
Length: 8.6 km
Alignment: 4 Elevated Stations (4.3 km) & 4 Underground Stations (4.3 km)
No. of Stations: 8
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