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 (approx.)
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.


  • Civil Construction work for priority corridor (IIT Kanpur – MotiJheel) has been started in November 2019.
  • 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
  • Priority Corridor: IIT to Motijheel (Total Length 8.728 KMs- excluding Depot connection; comprising 9 elevated stations). Contract for Civil Work & Viaduct structure of the Priority Corridor has been awarded.
  • Land Acquisition is under process.


  • 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.