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All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know

Here are some facts you should know, which will help you have a hassle-free ride.  

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The ‘City of Nawabs’ has finally launched its first metro rail system.
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Lucknow’s first metro rail, which promises to be “cheap” and “eco-friendly”, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday. Nearly nine months after its trial run, the metro is all set to open its 8.5 km “priority corridor” to the public.

The corridor, which extends from Charbagh station to Transport Nagar, was jointly inaugurated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. Its claim to fame is that it is allegedly India’s fastest ever metro, and has been certified as a “green metro”.

How Much Do We Shell out for a Ride?

As Lucknow folks get ready to hop on board their first metro ride in their city, here is a quick look at the ticket prices.

All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know
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Your Daily Metro Route

From Charbagh to Transport Nagar, the total number of stations the “priority corridor”covers is eight. At present, these are the only stations the metro will be passing through.

All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know
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However, the total extent of the corridor is 23 km, from Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport to Munshipulia.
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What Makes it a Hassle-Free Ride?

All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know
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While Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation stone for Phase 1A of the Lucknow Metro Rail project on 4 March 2014, work for the same began on 27 September, the same year.

The trial run of the “priority corridor” was piloted by two women – Pratibha and Prachi Sharma – on 1 December 2016. The principal advisor to the Lucknow Metro Rail project is ‘Metro Man’ Elattuvalapil Sreedharan.
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An ‘Inclusive’ Ride

The metro has been designed in a way that almost everyone can use it, even those with special needs.

All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know
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What Sets the Lucknow Metro Rail Apart?

Rs 6,928 crore
Approximate cost of Phase 1A 
All Set to Board the Lucknow Metro? Here’s What You Should Know
(Graphic: Harsh Sahani/The Quint)

The metro rail system is said to have the “most advanced signalling and train control system”, as per a report in The Indian Express. The system, known as Communication Based Train Control System, will equip trains to practically function on “driverless” mode.

Rs 2,000 crore
Approximate cost of “priority corridor”
We have an LCD-based display system, better communication system, disk brakes for better acceleration and retardation. 
Kumar Keshav, managing director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation to The Indian Express
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(With inputs from The Indian Express, HT, The Hindu)

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