LMRC: Set­ting New Bench­marks


LMRC has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the fastest ever metro project ex­e­cuted in the coun­try hav­ing achieved a record of less than three years for com­mis­sion­ing of com­mer­cial ser­vices. It has also earned the IGBC Plat­inum LEED rat­ing for its sev­eral green and energy con­ser­va­tion mea­sures. Mr. Ku­mar Keshav, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, LMRC, dis­cusses the chal­lenges faced in timely com­ple­tion of the project and the construction tech­niques & equip­ment used, in an in­ter­view with Maria R.

Luc­know Metro Rail Project is a joint ven­ture Mass Rapid Tran­sit Sys­tem (MRTS) project be­tween the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and the Gov­ern­ment of Ut­tar Pradesh. There are two ma­jor statu­tory clear­ances that are gen­er­ally re­quired be­fore com­menc­ing a pub­lic run of Metro ser­vices in the coun­try. One is the tech­ni­cal clear­ance from the Min­istry of Rail­ways, which LMRC re­ceived on 8th June 2017, and the sec­ond clear­ance from the Com­mis­sioner of Metro Rail­way Safety (CMRS) was given to LMRC on 14th Au­gust 2017. The project was sched­uled to roll out on 27th March 2017, but the late clear­ances led to an ini­tial de­lay in start­ing the project.

On 5th September 2017, Phase 1 of Luc­know Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion’s ‘Pri­or­ity Cor­ri­dor’ stretch­ing 8.5 km from Trans­port Na­gar to Charbagh rail­way sta­tion, was in­au­gu­rated and it opened to the pub­lic the next day. It is for the first time that any Metro project has been com­mis­sioned in less than three years for com­mer­cial ser­vices. LMRC has now earned the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the fastest ever Metro project ex­e­cuted in the coun­try, and thereby, set a new bench­mark in Metro Rail project ex­e­cu­tion. As per LMRC De­tailed Project Re­port 2013, the ta­bles be­low give an es­ti­mate of the re­duced num­ber of ac­ci­dent, re­duced traf­fic con­sump­tion and re­duced fuel con­sump­tion af­ter implementation of metro rail ser­vices.

Re­duc­tion in road ac­ci­dents:

This is a very pos­i­tive im­pact of the Metro, and has been found in other cities as well.

Traf­fic con­ges­tion re­duc­tion:

The metro will re­duce jour­ney time and hence con­ges­tion and de­lay.

It is es­ti­mated that both petrol and diesel con­sump­tion will get re­duced due to two fac­tors: re­duc­tion in ve­hi­cles and de­con­ges­tion on roads.

Ut­tar Pradesh has joined the elite list of cities hav­ing metro rail ser­vices, and has set a record for early com­mis­sion­ing, de­spite some ini­tial de­lays. Please com­ment.

How will the Metro sys­tem help in eas­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion and re­duc­ing ve­hi­cle pol­lu­tion, and thereby, im­prov­ing air qual­ity and qual­ity of com­mut­ing in the city? Re­duced Fuel Con­sump­tion:

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