PM Inaugurated Kanpur Metro Rail

 First phase of Kanpur Metro Rail was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 December 202. The highlight of this project are given below.

Main Points of Kanpur Metro

  • The First Phase completed 9 km long section from IIT-Kanpur to Moti Jheel area in Kanpur city has been inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
  • He inspected the Kanpur Metro Rail Project and took a metro ride from the IIT metro station to Geeta Nagar.
  • The entire length of the project in Kanpur is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore.
  • The work on Kanpur Metro started on November 15, 2019.
  • Daily commercial operations will begin from December 31, 2021.
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has proposed to invest 650 million euro in Kanpur Metro, its second-biggest operation outside the EU till date. EIB is the European Union’s official bank and the world’s largest international public bank. The EIB had earlier sanctioned a 450 million euro loan for the development of Lucknow Metro.

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