City Denizens Turn Up In Huge Numbers For First Metro Ride | Kanpur News

Kanpur: An enthusiastic lot of Kanpurites turned up in a large number to take a ride in Kanpur Metro on the first day of its commercial operation on Wednesday. There was excitement and happiness evident on the faces of people as they boarded the newly-inaugurated metro train on the Priority Corridor route. Many could be seen taking their selfie and clicking pictures of the tastefully decorated metro stations and the trains. There was a huge rush at almost all the metro stations.
On the first day of commercial operations, the metro ran from 6am to 10pm. As per the Uttar Pradesh Metro rail Corporation (UPMRC) 30,000 persons took Metro ride on the first day.
Despite rain and chilly weather, people reached the metro stations as early as 5:30am for their first metro ride. At 5:48am, a QR code based first metro ticket was issued to one Sushil Kumar Singh at Gurudev metro station. Sushil was welcomed by the UPMRC officials and staff as the first passenger of Kanpur Metro. Several passengers were welcomed with rose buds and sweets.
UPMRC MD, Kumar Keshav too was present at the station to welcome the passengers. He also interacted with the passengers and took their feedback.
Many passengers reported some glitches and said that the announcement of the next arriving station was not made. QR based tickets could not be issued after a while due to some snag and manual tickets were issued to many passengers.
MD UPMRC said, all the glitches will be resolved soon. He said, “We have delivered Kanpur Metro to the city people within a record time. But we don’t have to stop now. We are committed to complete both the corridors of Kanpur Metro within the set deadline.”

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