Kanpur Metro rail project to be launched by March

Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Metro rail project in Kanpur, the largest industrial city in Uttar Pradesh, would be launched by March while Rs.200 crore has been provided from the Infrastructure Development Fund for the Lucknow Metro rail, an official said on Monday.

During a meeting here to review the project, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan directed state government departments and officials concerned to ensure that all necessary approvals were taken before the state cabinet’s next meeting scheduled for February 10, the official said.

Ranjan also asked the officials to ensure necessary action for finalising the detailed project reports on metro rails for Varanasi and Agra within 10 days.

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Kumar Keshav presented a progress report on works scheduled to be completed by December 2016 on the project.

Keshav said civil work of two stations and two-km viaduct had been completed as per the set targets whereas work on four stations and a five-km viaduct was targeted to be complete by March 2016. He said all works were going on as per time-schedule.

The last date for submission of bids for the construction of underground metro route from Charbagh to K.D. Singh Babu stadium here is February 11.

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