Lucknow Just Got It’s 1st Metro Line And Here’s All You Need To Know About It

There was a time Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the only city in the whole of India to have a dedicated metro service. It was something the City of Joy boasted of. But soon, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore followed suit and started their metro services.

The express service proved extremely beneficial in improving transportation within the respective cities, and now there are many others who are flagging off their own metro services.

Latest being Lucknow. The UP capital just got its very own metro line and it’s quite a big deal.

 

The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line (running from Transport Nagar to Charbagh) was inaugurated today in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

 

Rajnath Singh added how it’s a sign of progress.

 

The metro line is said to be 8.5 km long and has eight elevated stations. And, another interesting bit is that it has mostly female drivers.

 

The look and feel of the train is really royal and why not? It is the city high on nawabiness.

 

Right now it connects Charbagh railway station to Transport Nagar. Plans are in place that the metro line would stretch till the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport.

It will run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the highest fare between two terminals will be Rs. 30.

Lucknow is not the only UP city to be getting a metro line. Plans are on for other two-tier cities like Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra, Moradabad, Allahabad, Meerut, Gorakhpur and Jhansi. There might be monorail services in some cities.

It took over three years to have the service up and running. It will be open to the public by September 6. And, that’s just the beginning.

News Source: NDTVLMRCL