UP to Start Metro Services in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut by 2024
The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday, 18 January, decided to start metro services in the cities of Agra, Kanpur and Meerut by 2024 at a total estimated cost of Rs 43,800 crore, state cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said here today.
"Metro services will be started in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut cities. The entire project will be completed by 2024," Singh, also the UP government spokesperson, told reporters.
He said the decision to start the services was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Singh said there would be two metro corridors in Agra – the Taj city, with the project valued at more than Rs 13,000 crore.
The decision comes close on the heels of the Adityanath government giving its approval for the setting up of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, which will be set up on the lines of the Maharashtra Rail Corporation.
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation will be restructured and will be given the shape of a 'single special purpose vehicle'.
The cabinet also decided to establish 24 Lok Adalats in various districts of the state. It decided to shift all slaughter houses outside city limits and amend existing laws in this regards.