Lucknow: Shri Mukul Singhal, Principal Secretary, Department of Housing & Planning, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh today visited Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and reviewed the progress of the Lucknow Metro Rail Project with regards to the commissioning of the Metro ‘Priority Corridor’ in the coming days.
The Principal Secretary was accompanied by Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro who explained him LMRC’s overall operational preparedness with respect to the start of the public services of Metro in the Capital.
Shri Singhal first visited the Transport Nagar Metro Depot where he oversaw the state-of-the-art world class Metro workshop cum maintenance facilities provided at the Depot. Shri Kumar Keshav briefed him about the Operations Control Centre (OCC) from where the entire operation of the train movement and its control would be controlled on real-time by the Chief Controller stationed at the OCC.
He also visited the Software Development Centre (SDC) at the Depot Control Centre (DCC) and was briefed about the utility and working of the centre with respect to the working of Metro ‘Token’, ‘GoSmart’ card and the Central Clearing House (CCH).
Moving ahead, he visited the Krishna Nagar Metro Station and went on to see the passenger facilities provided at the Metro station. He saw the Customer Care Centre (CCC), Automatic Fare Collection Gate (AFC), lift, escalator, special facilities for the physically disabled commuters, signage and the platform level train boarding and de-boarding facilities.
Later, the Principal Secretary also visited the Sachivaalaya Underground Metro Station and walked down the tunnel being dug by the Tunnel Boring Machine ‘Ganga’. He was highly impressed with the way the works are being executed by LMRC under the leadership of Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director. He congratulated the whole team for the pace of work and asked the Managing Director to keep the momentum going for this prestigious project.