Metro in Four More Cities of Uttar Pradesh | 30 Sep 2022

Why In News?

Recently, in a meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary Housing Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, instructions were given to prepare a fresh report to expedite the process of running metro in four more cities of the state.

Key Points

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has directed the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation to prepare a pre-feasibility report to run the metro in Meerut, Bareilly, Jhansi and Prayagraj in the state. Light or neo metros will be run in these cities.
  • In Banaras, there is a preparation for a ropeway instead of metro. There will be a fresh tender of ropeway here. Apart from this, a proposal has been sent to the Central Government for approval of light metro project in Gorakhpur.
  • After Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra along with NCR, now preparations for the construction of metro in four more big cities of the state have intensified. For Bareilly, Jhansi, Prayagraj, the DPR was prepared on its own at the local level in the past, but now it is not useful.
  • In Meerut, Bareilly, Jhansi and Prayagraj cities, the possibility of light or neo metro is being explored instead of metro. Therefore, the government has directed to prepare a fresh physicality report here. Along with this, the DPR will also be prepared. Meerut has also been included in it.