IIT-Kanpur prepares Kanpur Metro feasibility report

Kanpur (CNB): The Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) is preparing a feasibility report to run metro trains here. The IIT-Kanpur is helping the KDA in chalking out the plan for metro route.

Town planner Ashish Shivpuri said that IIT-K had assured to submit the prepared plan and feasibility report by the end of the week. After a review, the report will be forwarded to state government, probably next week.Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav declared to run metros in seven cities, including Lucknow. The state government had asked the KDA to prepare a feasibility report for metro route in the city.

The KDA authorities sought help from IIT-K to chalk out the metro plan.

“Professor Vasudevan of IIT-K had accepted our proposal for preparing the feasibility report for metro in the city. He and his team had prepared the base for the train route. He is supposed to compile the report by the end of the week,” Shivpuri said.

He added that if the proposed plan will be sanctioned by the state government than the authorities will take a step forward to file the detailed project report (DPR).

The feasibility report will contain all the routes of the metro. Steps for alternative routes and measures to overcome hurdles will also be the part of the feasibility report.

The assessment of financial gain and its benefits in the city are also the part of the report.

A KDA source said that the callous approach of KMC may hamper the metro plan. Even after several intimations, the KMC authorities failed to chalk out the mobility plan for metro. A few months ago, the KMC started chalking out plan for mobility in the city with the help of traffic department but the matter is being neglected since months.