24 December Knp Kanpur Metro | Kanpur News

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Kanpur: Time is drawing close when city people will get a chance to board Kanpur Metro. This is so because the inauguration date of Kanpur Metro is drawing close. And in a major development in this direction, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Friday gave No Objection Certificate (NOC) to commence passenger services on the nine km long Priority Section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project that has been constructed between IIT-Kanpur & Motijheel, having nine elevated Metro Stations.
CMRS Janak Kumar Garg has given NOC after three days long rigorous inspection of the Priority Section. Now, the revenue operations on the said section is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too would be present during the inauguration ceremony. After inauguration on December 28, the passenger services will commence from December 29.
The inspection by CMRS has commenced on December 20 and concluded on December 22, 2021. During this period, he with his team inspected the Track, Receiving Sub Station, Metro Stations and Depot. He also took trial of Metro Train from IIT to Motijheel.
Congratulating the UPMRC team on this achievement, Managing Director, Kumar Keshav said, “Getting all the required technical clearances and finally certification from the CMRS to commence revenue operations on the Priority Section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project has been a great achievement for all of us.” He also congratulated the team of General Consultant, Contractors, Vendors and labourers for their sheer dedication, commitment, hard work and perseverance for accomplishing this task in record time. Shri Keshav thanked the people of Kanpur City for their continued support.
With just a few days left before the start of the Metro services, all the necessary preparations have been made. All Metro stations are decked up. Depot at Gurudev crossing is ready.
There are a total of nine stations on the nine kilometre route meaning one station at a distance of one kilometre. Four Metro trains will run initially on the nine kilometre track. All the stations are on the elevated track. On the first floor of the metro station, tickets would be available. The metro will depart from the second floor of the station. All necessary passenger facilities have been made available at the stations.
The lowest cost of the ticket has been set at Rs 10. For travelling from one metro station to other, a passenger will have to shell Rs 10. For travelling upto two metro stations, a ticket would cost Rs 15. For travelling from one metro stations to atleast three or upto six stations, a passenger will have to pay Rs 20 for the ticket. And for travelling upto seven or more stations, a passenger will have to pay Rs 30.

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