UPMRC celebrates Metro Diwas marking fourth anniversary of Lucknow Metro

Lucknow, India (Metro Rail Today): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) has today organised a ceremony in Lucknow to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the success of the commencement of Lucknow Metro in the city. On 5th September 2017, UPMRC has commenced metro services in Lucknow city. The ceremony was organized in Transport Nagar Metro Depot where all the metro officials participated with vigour & enthusiasm to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh was the Chief Guest of the program who inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp followed by Ganesh Vandana in the presence of Amrita Soni, Secretary, Housing, Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, UPMRC, whole-time Directors, senior officers of the organisation and other employees.

On this occasion, Durga Shankar Mishra, Chairman, UPMRC and Secretary, MoHUA, GoI said:

We should focus on multi-modal integration of transportation along with last-mile connectivity to make metro services more comfortable & convenient for the public. There is only one objective behind all plans & policies of our Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi which is the ease of living. While serving the people or prime aim should be to make the metro facility the preferred mode of travel. Kanpur Metro will help in decongestion and bringing down pollution levels in the city which will bring back the glory of the industrial city of Kanpur. To improve mobility in Lucknow which is evolving rapidly, I have urged the state government to consider the construction of Corridor 2 in the City.

“I congratulate UP Metro for their dedication & commitment during these 4 successful years of metro operations on behalf of state government. Lucknow Metro has achieved a new benchmark in punctuality, safety, comfort, and passenger service. The DPR of Gorakhpur will soon be approved and get clearance and the state government is actively pursuing in this regard. Both Varanasi & Meerut will soon benefit from Metro as groundwork on metro projects in progress. I have also urged the central government for a better financial model for the Metro projects in UP along with better terms and conditions. The construction work of many airports and expressways is in progress at full pace during the period of the Yogi government and we have to develop, expand and synchronise the metro system with the same speed in our cities," said Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, GoUP.

“I congratulate the entire team of UPMRC, general consultants & contractors on these 4 glorious of accomplishments. During this journey, we have overcome many challenges with our determination & hard work. Lucknow Metro services were affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic but still, we managed to achieve the fastest ridership recovery to 45,000. The projects of Kanpur & Agra are your dream projects which will make mass transit more convenient and safe for the public in the long run by providing smart mobility. The construction of the Agra Metro project is also in full swing and will be completed before the scheduled deadline. Like Lucknow Metro, we will try our level best to get the 9 metro stations of ‘Priority Corridor’ of Kanpur Metro certified by IGBC platinum rating in the beginning," said Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC.

MD’s Gold & Silver Medal Award

Like earlier, on the occasion of Metro Diwas 2021, a prize distribution ceremony was held in which Shri Kumar Keshav felicitated best-performing employees for their outstanding contribution in various fields. MD’s Gold and MD’s Silver medals were awarded to Lucknow Metro employees recognising their achievements associated with the Metro Project, Metro Operations & Metro Maintenance categories.

Moreover, the best kept and maintained Metro station award was awarded to CCS Airport Metro station for the year 2020-21. The operational staff of CCS Airport was given a memento, certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,000 in recognition of their exemplary performance.
(Image Credit: UPMRC)

Unveiling of Limca Book of Records

To celebrate the momentous occasion of Metro Diwas 2021 Shri Kumar Keshav unveiled the certificate of ‘Limca Book of Records’ at CCS Airport Metro station. Lucknow Metro has entered the ‘Limca Book of Records for completing the construction of the underground metro station of CCS Airport in just 19 months 10 days.

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