July, 2016

Advance Lucknow Metro trial run to Nov 1

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Credits : HT

Chief secretary Deepak Singhal on Friday directed senior officers of housing department and Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to advance the trial run of Lucknow Metro rail by a month and hold it on November 1.

Singhal said besides ensuring quality in the implementation of the project the Lucknow Metro should be made open to public in January 2017 instead of March 2017. Singhal spoke to senior officers in the union government for an early release of Rs 410 crore of central shares for the project.

Singhal also directed the officials of LMRC to convene a meeting with the heads of implementing agency, Larsen & Toubro to further accelerate the implementation of Lucknow metro rail project while ensuring the prescribed quality and standards.