Uttar Pradesh chief minister will give a green flag to Kanpur metro for a trial run today. He went through the new installation and took a short trip through the new metro to check upon the facilities available inside it. The event would be held at the Metro depot in Government Polytechnic and the Chief Minister will flag off the Metro train for trial runs, said District Magistrate Vishak G Ayyar.
"The construction work of Kanpur Metro Rail Project was started by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 15, 2019. The Project has been completed in less than two years. The trial run will begin on Wednesday on the 9-km-long primary section," reads the official release.
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) Managing Director Kumar Keshav will apprise Adityanath about the metro project, the District Magistrate added. There are two metro corridors of 32.5 km. the first corridor is of 23.8 km and is undertaken by The Indian Institute Of Technology(IIT) whereas the second one is of 8.6 km which runs from Chandrashekhar Azad Agricultural University to Barra .
Under the first corridor, the first section from IIT Kanpur to Motijheel has been completed. There are a total of 9 metro stations in this section," added the release. Metro services are expected to be opened for the public on December 31. The 12 metro trains will run between Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Motijheel, the official added.
After the inauguration ceremony, the Chief Minister will hold a meeting at Kanpur Development Authority auditorium with the district and health officials to review the efforts to deal with Zika virus in the district, said an official.
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