Lucknow (LKO): Padma Vibhushan E Sreedharan known for successfully executing many mega metro projects of country has given consent to be the principal adviser to the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). Contradicting recent media reports, the ‘Metro Man’ gave nod to the proposal just a day after chief minster Akhilesh Yadav approved his appointment.
Madhkar Jetley, the Chief Adviser to externally aided projects department, told that Sreedharan was very much in loop ever since talks about his appointment were rife and he was positive about joining Lucknow metro.
A two corridor metro-rail project with various feeder lines has been proposed inside the city to reduce traffic burden on roads and give convenience to passengers. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has prepared the detailed project report of metro and a special purpose vehicle LMRC has been constituted to execute the project in city. In the first phase, the corridor from Amausi Airport to Munshipulia would be constructed, followed by Charbagh to Vasantkunj.