Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation


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Subject: Project Management

Topic: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation


Name: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation

Location – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Transit type – Rapid transit

Number of Lines – 3 (Phase I)

Number of stations – 36 (Phase I)

Chief Executive – Madhukar Jetley

Headquarters – Janpath, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Operations will start – 2017 (est)

Operator(s) – Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation

Train length – 4 coach trainset

Headway – 7 mins

System length – 33.976 Km

Track gauge – 1435 mm

Top speed – 80 Km/h

Board of LMRC

Chairman – Mr. Alok Ranjan, IAS

Managing Director – Mr. Kumar Keshav

Director – Shri Sadakant, IAS

Director – Shri Kumar Kamlesh, IAS

Director – Shri Mukesh Mittal, IAS

Director – Shri Daljeet Singh, IAS

Director – Shri Mahendra Kumar, IAS


Aiming to bring world-class infrastructure to the city of Lucknow, the Hobble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Project in his Budget speech for the year 2014-15.  The project will provide the inhabitants and visitors of Lucknow a world class Mass Rapid Transit System that is convenient, sage, fast, reliable and cost-effective.  For seamless implementation of the project, a SPV in the form of a company known as Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited has been incorporated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

The Lucknow Metro is an under construction rapid transit system in the city of Lucknow construction on the first phase began on 27th September, 2014.  LMRC is responsible to build and operate this network.  The metro project will be the most expensive public transport system in the state of Uttar Pradesh, costing Rs. 12500 Crore.  It will provide speedy mass transport and help in reduce traffic congestion on city roads.

The proposed metro rail network was planned to consist of two corridors – North-South and East-West one from Amausi to Munshi Pulia and other from Vasant Kunj to Charbagh Railway Station.  Both Lines will intersect at Charbagh.  An extension Line from Indra Nagar-Gomti nagar – Polytechnic Crossing will extend to patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar. The difference between arrival time of transit each station is expected to be 7 minutes.  This would be reduced to 5 minutes and then to 3 minutes in phases.  The work is estimated to be finished by 2017 (Phase I)

Project timeline

  • September 2008 – DMRC submits a concept paper after the Lucknow Metro Rail project is proposed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh
  • October 2008 – The metro rail project in Lucknow is cleared by Lucknow Development authority (LDA)
  • February 2009 – An agreement is signed between DMRC and LDA
  • June 2009 – A Bangalore based company hired by DMRC studies traffic pattern of Lucknow
  • July 2009 – Geo-technical Survey initiated by DMRC
  • April 2010 – Traffic and transportation report is submitted by DMRC
  • May 2010 – DMRC starts consultation process related to traffic issues
  • June 2010 – DMRC submits the route alignment plan
  • August 2010 – DMRC presents detailed route plan
  • July 2011 – A detailed project report (DPR) is submitted
  • June 2013 – The state cabinet gave clearance to metro rail network
  • August 2013 – UP Government approved DPR submitted by DMRC
  • October 2013 – Name of LMRC approved
  • December 2013 – of India, in-principle, approve the project
  • March 2014 – Foundation stone laid for Lucknow Metro Project
  • 10 July 2014 – 100 crores rupees were set aside for Lucknow Metro in the Union Budget, by Finance Minister of India, Arun Jetly
  • 27 September 2014 – Construction begins on the Lucknow Metro

Current Status

The collection of soil samples for metro construction began on 5th August 2009 and was completed in September the same year.  The report concluded that the soil condition was feasible for metro rail.  A committee headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, Alok Ranjan will oversee the initial stages of development of the project.  In May 2013, the Japan International Cooperation Agency offered assistance to U.P. Government for the project.

Construction on the Lucknow Metro began on 27th September 2014.  The North-sourth corridor will be 22.87 km, out of which 19.43 km would be elevated, while 3.44 km will be underground.  The east-west corridor between Lucknow Railway station Vasant Kunj is 11.09 km long.  A total 34 stations will be built.


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