Project Status

Lucknow Metro Project Status

Metro Rail Alignment Phase 1 A Project

Two Metro corridors for Lucknow namely N-S corridor and E-W corridor have been identified with total length of 34km. LMRC has commissioned the services of Metro train on entire North-South corridor from CCS Airport to Munshipulia on 8th March, 2019. The priority section of North-South Corridor (Phase 1-A) from Transport Nagar to Charbagh is already operational for public with effect from 5th September, 2017.

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Total Length
North - South Corridor (CCS Airport to Munshi Pulia) 19 4 23.67
No. of Stations 17 4 21

Technical features of the Project

  • Standard Gauge (1435 mm) with 25KV Overhead Traction
  • State-of-art modern light weight Stainless Steel Rolling Stock
  • Ballastless Track with high speed canted turnouts
  • Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) Signalling system
  • Heavy Duty Escalators and Passenger Heavy Duty Lifts
  • Energy Efficient Electrical & Mechanical systems with Combination of air
  • cooled and water cooled chillers for Air- conditioning System, LED lights, Silent DG sets, Fire detection and suppression system etc.
  • Contactless AFC system using Smart card/Tokens, TVMs
  • Advanced Telecommunication system using the state of the art PA,PIDS ,
  • Announcement system, CCTV system
  • Design Speed: 90 Kmph, Average Speed: 32-34 Kmph

Current Status of Project Implementation

  • Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) is a Special Purpose Vehicle
  • set-up as a 50:50 jointly owned Company of Government of India and the State Government for planning, implementation and operation of Lucknow Metro project.
  • Phase-1A of Lucknow Metro Project is being implemented initially for 22.878Km long North-South Corridor from CCS Airport to Munshi Pulia after obtaining "In principle" approval from GoI in Dec, 2013.
  • Project has been cleared by Public Investment Board (PIB), Ministry of Finance, GOI.
  • Dr E. Sreedharan acted as Principal Advisor to LMRC for speedy implementation of the Project.

Preparedness towards Operations

Recruitment of Staff: Staffs have been recruited for O&M including SC/TO, CRA and JEs on open selection basis.

Training: LMRC has set up a Centre of Operational Excellence & Training (COET):

  • All the operational staff have been imparted rigorous job specific training in COET by LMRC
  • Training on communication and personality skills
  • Practical training on O&M has been imparted by deputing the staff to DMRC for different modules.
  • Training on presentation and personality skills
  • Training on specific technical subjects of Metro Technology.

House Keeping: House Keeping Agency for the Depot and the Station is in place and work commenced

Security Arrangements:

  • A 'Hybrid Model' for security is being adopted in LMRC
  • Provision of Security related Infrastructure:
    • Door Frame Metal Detectors at Station and Depot Entry,
    • X-ray Baggage scanners
    • Hand-held Metal Detectors,
    • CCTV Surveillance,
    • Entry through valid tickets only in paid area,
    • Effective lighting eliminating blind
  • Deployment of Private Security Personnel:
    • Watch and ward at Station areas,
    • Manning of Entry/Exit gates, Platforms and vulnerable areas at Stations Security of assets at Stations, Depot, RSS etc.

Consultancy Works for Metro in Other Cities

  • LMRC has Co-ordinated preparation of DPRs for Metro in other cities of Uttar Pradesh with the help of RITES
  • LMRC also working as Interim Consultant for implementation of Metro projects in Kanpur and Varanasi.


  • After the commencement of civil construction work for Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro on 15th Nov. 2019, the project has achieved the first mile stone on the eve of New Year 2020 when construction of the very first Pier of the project has been completed at IIT, Kanpur.
  • On 20th Jan., 2020 UPMRC started the casting work of U-girders at the Casting Yard located at Lakhanpur.
  • The first Pier Cap has been erected at P-19 near National Sugar Institute on 1st March, 2020.
  • Tender for General Consult for both the Kanpur and Agra Metro Projects has been awarded to the consortium of M/s Tecnicay Proyectos, S.A. & ITALFERR S.P.A. on 19.06.2020.
  • Through the integrated tendering process the tenders for 39 Rolling Stocks (117 cars) and Signalling Systems for the Kanpur Metro Project has been awarded to the consortium of M/s Bombardier Transport India Private Limited and M/s Bombardier Transportation on 03.07.2020.
  • In between work at depot which includes construction of workshop building, pit wheel lath, administrative cum OCC building are in progress at fast pace.
  • PIB approval for the project on 06.02.2019.
  • Central Cabinet approved the project on 28.02.2019.
  • Two Corridors: Total 32.4 km, Estimated Completion Cost: 11076.48
  • Estimated Time for Completion: 05 Years


  • Final DPR submitted on 29.02.2016.
  • Two corridors: total 29.23Km, Completion Cost Rs15,964 Cr.
  • Completion- March, 2023
  • After approving the DPR by State Govt., it has been submitted to Ministry of Urban Development, GoI for approval of Central Govt. on 09.06.2016.
  • PIB Note prepared and Inter-Ministerial Consultations in process at GoI level for taking it to PIB, Ministry of Finance, GoI for approval


  • PIB approval for the project on 06.02.2019.
  • Central Cabinet approved the project on 28.02.2019.
  • Two Corridors: Total 29.4 km, Estimated Completion Cost: 8379.62
  • Estimated Time for Completion: 05 Years
  • Priority Corridor: Taj East Gate to Jama Masjid (Total Length 5.286 km- excluding depot connection; comprising 3 elevated & 3 underground stations)
  • Land Acquisition and Tendering processes are going on.


  • Final DPR submitted to State Govt. on 30.06.2016.
  • Two corridors: total 29.23Km,
  • Completion- March, 2023
  • DPR awaiting approval by the State Govt.

Preparation of DPRs for Allahabad and Gorakhpur commenced.