The European Investment Bank is assessing Kanpur metro project which has a total value of EUR 1.5 billion.
The first phase of the project envisages the construction of two metro lines with a total length of 32.4 km, served by 31 stations. One of the lines will have a length of 19.4 km and 19 stations, while the second one, 13 km and 12 stations.
Under the 2020-2021 budget, the city has received from Uttar Pradesh a EUR 46.6 million for the first phase of the project which has started at the end of 2019. This phase involves the construction of a line connecting IIT-Kanpur and Naubasta, while the second corridor will provide the transport link between Agriculture University to Barra-8.
The first phase is expected to have a peak hour traffic of 18,040 passengers per direction in 2024.
Kanpur is the largest industrial city of Uttar Pradesh and the metro system will contribute to make the city safer and more business-friendly. By facilitating access to amenities and jobs, this low carbon and climate resilient urban infrastructure will improve the conditions for private sector development, while reducing environmental impact.