KANPUR/NEW DELHI: Adding impetus to the infrastructural push of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sanctioned for the construction work of the Kanpur metro project to begin on November 15, 2019.
The first trial run on the 9 km long ‘IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel Priority Corridor’ took place on November 10, 2021. It was completed in a record time of less than two years. The entire length of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore. Kanpur Metro is touted to be the fastest built metro project in the country.
The Prime Minister took a ride on the Metro with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He travelled from the IIT metro station to Geeta Nagar and also inspected the Kanpur Metro Rail Project.
The Prime Minister took to the micro-blogging site after boarding the metro and tweeted, “On board the state-of-the-art Kanpur metro. Heading to the programme where key development works will be launched”.
“The inauguration of the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is a step to improve urban mobility and add to ‘Ease of Living’ for the people of Kanpur”, he said.
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) issued a statement saying, “Improving urban mobility has been one of the key focus areas of PM Modi. The completed 9 km long section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project stretches from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel.
Besides launching the Kanpur Metro Rail Project, Prime Minister also inaugurated the Bina-Panki Multi-product Pipeline Project. According to the PMO, the 356 Km long Bina-Panki Multi-product Pipeline Project has a capacity of around 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi attended the 54th Convocation Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. All the students were issued digital degrees through an in-house block chain-driven technology developed at the Institute under the National Block chain Project. The PM launched the block chain-based digital degrees. As per the experts, “These digital degrees can be verified globally and cannot be forged”.