Lucknow,May 19 UNI | 2 months ago

With the completion of the Lok Sabha elections, Lucknow has been tapped by both the ruling Samajwadi Party and the BJP government at the Centre on development issue.

The UP government's ambitious Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) project is set to get boost by appointment of a new technocrat as the LMRC director by next month and the work on the first phase to start from July next.

In the first phase, construction of the tracks would be started on Amausi- Charbagh section, which would be an elevated one, a senior UP government official here today said.

On the other hand newly elected MP from Lucknow and BJP president Rajnath Singh has set up a high-level committee headed by former bureaucrat Diwakar Tripathi to give his report by August 15 for all round infrastructure development of the city of Nawabs.

The committee would also give a report on the proposed inner-ring road in the state capital besides making Gomti pollution-free and to uplift other basic amenities in the city, a senior party leader and close of the BJP president claimed.

Rajnath Singh during his election campaigning had promised to to fulfill the dreams of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and assured to make the city one of the best in the country. MORE UNI MB SW RK1245 NNNN c:usersuserdesktopunicommond19DR7.html ************************************************************************

The Lucknow Metro project has once again started taking speed after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav laid its foundation on March 3, just before the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections.

Metro Man Padma Vibhushan E Sreedharan has been associated with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation as consultant. the CM has assured to complete the first phase of the project within two years time.

LMRC, a project worth over Rs 20,000 crore has proposed two corridors-- North-South and East-West-- one from Amausi airport to Munshi Pulia and other from Vasant Kunj to Charbagh railway station. Both lines will intersect at Charbagh.

The North-South corridor will connect Amausi airport to Munshipulia and cover a distance of 23 km, including 14.87 km elevated, 1 km ramp and 7.2 km underground. This corridor will have a total 21 stations including 15 overhead and six underground.It would also be completed by March 2018.

The East-West corridor was planned to connect the Lucknow railway station at Charbagh to Vasantkunj on Hardoi Road and have a total length of 11 km, including 4.29 km elevated, 0.5 km ramp and 6.3 km underground. This corridor was to have 12 stations including seven underground and five overhead which would be completed by March 2019.

(Posted on 19-05-2014)