Lucknow (LKO): State government has allocated Rs 5 crore towards Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to pay off its taxes to the government. Principal secretary housing and urban planning department Sadakant said the government has sanctioned a total of Rs 10 crore to LMRC, out of which first installment of Rs 5 crore would be released immediately to pay tax dues.
He has instructed LDA to disburse the amount immediately to the metro corporation. Also, board meeting of LMRC under the chairmanship of chief secretary approved of three decisions on tender package for construction of depot at Transportnagar for priority corridor from there to Charbagh Railway Station (8 km). This includes approval on opening of the financial package too of the tender.
Floating the tender for finishing and electrical and mechanical work on 8 elevated metro station of priority corridor also got the nod. Thirdly, the board approved of floating the tender of traction for entire North-South corridor (23 km). All these tenders need to be floated within this month to complete the project within deadline.
Work on N-S corridor from Airport to Munshipulia would also begin this year alongside priority section. LMRC officials said tenders for remaining stretch of N-S corridor would also be floated simultaneously. Work around airport corridor in particular is expected to begin in a month’s time, subject to AAI’s nod