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PM Modi inaugurates Kanpur Metro; India’s fastest built project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of Kanpur Metro, over two years after its construction began. In the Uttar Pradesh city, he first addressed the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT-Kanpur. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Bina-Panki multi-product pipeline project.

Everything you need to know about the project;

  • The completed nine-km long section that PM Narendra Modi inaugurated today is from IIT-Kanpur to Moti Jheel area in the city. 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 second phase of the metro will run between Moti Jheel and Transport Nagar area.
  • The work on Kanpur Metro started on November 15, 2019.
  • The trial run of the first phase of Kanpur Metro was flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 10.
  • Daily commercial operations on the priority corridor will begin from December 31.
  • 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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