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All about Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation


Among the tier-2 cities that now boast of a metro connectivity is Lucknow, the capital of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. The agency responsible for establishing and operating the Lucknow Metro is known as the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). In this article, we will discuss some key facts about the UPMRC.

 

UPMRC or LMRC?

Previously known as the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), the UPMRC was incorporated as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) on November 25, 2013, under the Companies Act, 1956. The SPV is jointly owned by the centre and the UP government.

 

 

UPMRC: Lucknow Metro

The UPMRC-run Lucknow Metro has completed four years of operations. It started its first run in the priority corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, in March 2017. According to UPMRC, the Lucknow Metro has since ferried 3.3 crore people.

 

UPMRC: Kanpur Metro

UPMRC is also implementing the Kanpur Metro project in the state. The Kanpur Metro project is the first metro rail network in India to use double T-girders for a metro rail corridor, cutting down cost and time.

 

UPMRC: Agra Metro

UPMRC is also responsible for the Agra Metro project. Prime minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Agra Metro project virtually in May 2019. The total estimated cost of the Agra Metro project is Rs 8,379.62 crores and is projected to be completed within five years.

 

UPMRC passenger services and rules

UPMRC lost and found policy

Headquartered in Lucknow, UPMRC ensures that any items lost by the passengers and reported by other passengers are kept safe for a period of one month. One can go and claim their items from UPMRC staff during this time. After this period, UPMRC disposes of all lost and found items.

UPMRC metro rules

At metro stations run by UPMRC, passengers are forbidden from playing loud music at the stations and inside the metro trains so that all announcements are clearly audible.

See also: DMRC metro rail network

UPMRC luggage limit

People travelling in metro trains run by UPRMC are advised not to carry luggage weighing more than 15 kilograms. Your baggage should not exceed 60 cm in length, 45 cm in width, and 25 cm in height.

UPMRC movie shooting

UPMRC allows shooting of movies on stations and inside metro trains operated by it. UPMRC charges a shooting fee of Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 3 lakhs, depending on the exact location where the film would be shot.

UPMRC Metro cleaning tech

The UPMRC-run Lucknow Metro is the first metro in India to start the sanitisation of metro train coaches with ultra violet (UV) rays. UPMRC has developed a UV sanitisation apparatus that works on the UV germicidal irradiation disinfection method. Certified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation in October 2020, this apparatus sanitises an entire coach in seven minutes.

UPMRC GoSmart Cards

In a first, UPMRC has also signed an MoU with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation and introduced GoSmart Metro Cards. Using the card, one can pay their property tax at ticket counters and excess fare offices of all the metro stations of Lucknow.

 

UPMRC: Awards

In 2019, the UPMRC won the best urban mass transit project award at the 12th Urban Mobility India Conference, for the fastest-implemented metro project in the country. It was also lauded for its innovations like energy saving, promotion and awareness campaigns, route rationalisation and last-mile connectivity.

 

FAQs

Which cities in UP have metro?

Metro rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh is present in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Lucknow, while it is also planned for Agra and Kanpur.

Where do I contact for any query regarding UPMRC?

One can contact the UPMRC helpline at 0522-2288869.

 

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