In Uttar Pradesh, two more cities Agra and Kanpur will have Metro rail service later this year. It was informed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur yesterday while virtually unveiling the first prototype train for the two projects. These prototypes Metro trains were received from Vadodara in Gujarat.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation is working on a war footing to provide Metro rail public transport service to people at Kanpur and Agra and Metro will start operations from nearby November 30th this year.
He said efforts are being made to get the metro service launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chief Minister said that after the successful run of metro in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida, efforts were being made to provide the service in other cities in the state.
He said that the Detailed Project Reports-DPRs for Metro train in five more cities Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut are in the final stages.
In Agra the Metro rail in first phase will run in the stretch of 6 kilometer from Taj Eastern Gate to Jama Maszid and in Kanpur in first phase it will run from IIT Kanpur to Motizheel.