Gorakhpur will soon be seen flying high, as the ambitious Gorakhpur Metrolight Rail Project got an approval stamp from the Public Investment Board (PIB) for the Phase 1 of the project.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, while congratulating everyone for this prestigious project.
Preparations are underway to run a three-coach light metro train in Gorakhpur. For this, RITES and Lucknow Rail Metro Corporation have approved the Detail Project Report (DPR) and sent it to the government.
Post the approval from PIB, it is expected to get the final approval from the Central Government. It may be recalled that the state government had also allocated Rs 100 crore for metro project in Gorakhpur and Varanasi.
There will be a total of 14 stations on the first route of the Gorakhpur Light metro, while the second route will have 12 stations, as per the DPR. It has been proposed to operate a three-coach (car) metro train in the Gorakhpur metropolis at a cost of about Rs 4600 crore. The first route will be 15.14 km long while the second one of 12.70 kms.