Kanpur Metro Rail Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Kanpur on December 28, 2021 and inaugurate the completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project.

Highlights

  • Prime Minister will also inaugurate “Bina-Panki multi-product pipeline project”.
  • later, he will address the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT-Kanpur.

Kanpur Metro Rail project

Kanpur Metro is a rail-based mass transit system. It is under construction for the city of Kanpur. The project is extendable to the Kanpur metropolitan area. The feasibility study for this project was done in June 2015 by RITES. Under the project, metro will run for a distance of 32 kilometres. It is being built at a cost of Rs 11000 crore. Construction of red line started on November 15, 2019 with 9 km stretch from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel. Its tender has been awarded to AFCONS infrastructure Ltd. First section of the project will be opened in January 2022.

Background

Central government has approved the Kanpur Metro Project on February 28, 2019, at an estimated cost of more than Rs 11,000 crores and a five-year time limit. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has also proposed to provide a €650 million loan for this project.

Bina-Panki Project

The 356-km long Bina-Panki project has a capacity of 3.45 million metric tonne per annum. The project extends from Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh to Panki in Kanpur. It has been built at a cost of more than Rs 1,500 crore. The refinery will help in accessing petroleum products in the region.

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