Lucknow: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has assured to complete the work on the first phase of the Lucknow Metro Rail project by February 2017, if it was assigned the task.
Mr Mangu Singh MD of DMRC in a presentation made before CM Mr Akhilesh Yadav of UP said that they would wind up work on the first phase between Amausi airport and Alambagh by February 2017.
Mr Singh said that the Uttar Pradesh government that the DMRC would begin work only after its board clears it. It is likely to meet February 8th.
The DMRC team said that if the work was handed over to them on a turn-key basis, it would begin work January 25th 2014 and a trial run will begin on the Amausi to Alambagh route by February of 2017.
Mr Mangu Singh said that trial runs on the second phase Alambagh to Munshipulia will be conducted by February 2019. On a turn-key based project, as in Kochi and Rajasthan, the DMRC will charge 6 per cent of the total cost as its fee.
The metro rail project in Lucknow is top priority for the state government and is being personally overseen by the CM.
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet had given a go ahead to the first phase of the project to be built in the capital June 27th, work on which would commence in December, including building Amausi to Alambagh, Alambagh to Mahanagar and Mahanagar to Munshipulia routes.