The Union Cabinet has approved the Lucknow Metro Rail Project. It will cover a length of 22.878 km with 22 stations.
Lucknow has been experiencing mounting pressure on its transport infrastructure. Lucknow has witnessed tremendous growth in the last two decades. The city is witnessing an annual growth of 8.35 percent in vehicular population.The city has 14.24 lakh vehicles, 80 percent of them being two wheelers and 14 percent cars.
The cost of the project will be Rs. 6,928 crore. Centre will provide support with Rs.1,300 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt. The Project will be implemented by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), which will be reconstituted into a 50:50 jointly owned company of Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
Out of the total route length of 22.878 km, elevated route will be 19.438 km while underground route length will be 3.440 km. with total 19 elevated and three underground metro stations. The metro train will ply between Chowdhary Charan Singh Airport and Munshi Pulia.