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Kanpur Metro Rail Project approved to promote mass rapid transit

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Kanpur Metro Rail Project having two corridors, which will connect major public nodes and city cluster areas of Kanpur.

Implementation of Metro Rail System will result in less vehicular traffic and better movement on the roads leading to reduction in congestion, travel time, cost of journey and pollution. The Metro Rail System will also promote transit oriented development which will lead to development of more residential and commercial complexes along the corridors. Highlights of Kanpur Metro Rail Project include- The length of ITT to Naubasta corridor is 23.785 km, which is partly elevated and partly underground and comprises of 22 Stations (14-Elevated and 8-Underground). The length of Agriculture University to Barra-8 corridor is 8.60 km comprising of 4 Elevated & 4 Underground stations. Estimated cost of the project is Rs 11,076.48 Cr. and project will be completed in 5 years. Connectivity Highlights are IJT Kanpur to Naubasta corridor will pass through heart of the city covering several prominent educational institutions, Railway & Bus Stations, including IIT Kanpur. CSJM University. GSYM Medical College, Jhakarkati Bus Station and Kanpur Central Railway Station etc.

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