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Saturday, 20 February 2016

First Metro can serve 21k people

More than 21,000 people will be able to commute daily on the first stretch of Lucknow Metro from January 2017.

The 8-km-long North-South priority corridor, from the airport to Charbagh railway station, will be operational after a three-month trial starting in October.

One Metro train will have four coaches with a capacity of 270 passengers each. Around 1,080 people would be able to commute at a time on one train. If required, the number of coaches in a train can be extended to six, the maximum on a standard gauge line.

"A red band will be displayed on the trains running on the North-South priority section in Lucknow. This is being done to ensure that passengers coming from other parts of the country and abroad are able to distinguish and accordingly board trains," said Kumar Keshav, managing director of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, on Saturday.

Keshav also added that the coaches will have seats reserved for people with babies, pregnant women, the physically handicapped and some other categories. LED screens will display all facilities to passengers in the Metro.

For the East-West corridor, Keshav said, "The topographical survey has been done; other things will follow soon."

The stretch is from the railway station to Vasantkunj, a distance of 12 km, with seven underground and five elevated stations.

Meanwhile, a detailed project report (DPR) for Agra Metro is expected to be completed within two weeks. The work on the DPR for Meerut has just begun and will be completed by August.

Source : TOI , 21st Feb 2016 

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