Lucknow (LKO): The chief secretary, Alok Ranjan has issued orders to LDA to facilitate in providing land to the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) on a lease period of 90 years for building corridor, stations and other metro related infrastructure. He said all necessary proceedings should be initiated for transfer of land to LMRC. “All necessary clearances should be availed from the forest department on priority basis”, he added.
He was reviewing metro project and found the construction pace to be satisfactory. He asked the UPSRTC officials to immediately transfer its land to metro for building of Alambagh metro station and also arrangements should be made for signing of an MOU between UPSRTC and LMRC.
Considering the difficulties to be faced by residents while travelling to the airport during metro construction, chief secretary Alok Ranjan has directed PWD to strengthen alternative routes before monsoon begins so that traffic can be accordingly diverted from Kanpur Road during metro construction.
The DM was instructed to provide partial land of Krishna Nagar police station to LMRC for constructing the metro station. He also directed the home department to immediately issue clearances for the above transfer. LMRC officials said that tenders for remaining stretch of N-S corridor would be floated simultaneously along with the priority section. Work around airport corridor is expected to begin in a month’s time, subject to AAI’s nod.
Meanwhile LMRC has requested AAI to grant its land for casting yard and other projects on Chennai Metro’s model where Metro Corporation has been given the land at a token amount of Rs 1 per annum on a lease period of 30 years.
This is given on a condition that metro has to share advertisement revenue on airport’s land with the AAI. LMRC said AAI has given verbal consent to this deal but is yet to be formalised.