|Owner||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Locale||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||Orange Line (Partially operational & under construction)|
Blue Line (Under construction)
|Number of stations||Operational: Phase 1 Orange Line
9 stations - 8.98 km (5.58 mi)
IIT Kanpur - Motijheel
Under Construction - (Phase 1) Orange Line
12 Stations - 14.805 km (9.199 mi) (Under construction - Dec 2024 expected)
Chunniganj - Naubasta
8 stations - 8.6 km (5.3 mi) (Under construction - Dec 2024 expected)CSA University - Barra 8
|Headquarters||Kanpur Metro Depot, Gurudev Chauraha, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208024, India|
|Began operation||28 December 2021|
|Operator(s)||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Character||Elevated & Underground|
|Train length||3 coaches|
|System length||Phase 1 - Orange Line
8.98 km (5.58 mi) (Operational)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC third rail|
|Average speed||40 km/h (25 mph)|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The Kanpur Metro is a mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The metro is owned and operated by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC).
The feasibility study for the project was done by RITES in June 2015. The government approved two corridors as per Detailed Project Report (DPR). The tenders were floated for the priority section of corridor-1 between IIT Kanpur to Motijheel. The company Afcons Infrastructure was awarded the tender.
On 28 February 2019, the Central Government approved the metro project for Kanpur at an estimated cost of ₹ 11,076.48 crores and a five-year time limit. Construction work began on 15 November 2019, with the first section opening in December 2021. In phase 1, the Orange Line began with the 8.98 km (5.3 mi) stretch from IIT Kanpur to Motijheel. The metro will be extendable in the following phases to the Kanpur metropolitan area.
The first phase was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 December 2021.
In Phase 1, 21 metro stations will be built on Orange Line from IIT Kanpur to Naubasta and 8 metro stations will be built on Blue Line from Agriculture University to Barra-8.
|Orange Line||IIT Kanpur||Naubasta||23.8 km||21|
|Blue Line||Agriculture University||Barra-8||8.6 km||8|
|Line Name||Terminals||Length||Stations||Opening Date|
|Orange Line||IIT Kanpur||Moti Jheel||28 December 2021|
|Moti Jheel||Naubasta||Under construction|
See also: Orange Line (Kanpur Metro)
Length : 23.8 km
Alignment : Elevated (15.2 km) & Underground (8.6 km)
No. of Stations : 21
See also: Blue Line (Kanpur Metro)
Length : 8.6 km
Alignment : Elevated (4.2 km) & Underground (4.4 km)
No. of Stations : 8
Main article: List of Kanpur Metro stations
|Line Name||First Operational||Last Extension||Station||Length||Terminal||Proposed Rolling Stock||Track Gauge||Electrification||Depot|
|Orange Line||28 December 2021||N/A||9||8.98 km||IIT Kanpur||Moti Jheel||29 trains, 87 coaches Alstom (MOVIA)||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)||750 V DC third rail||Polytechnic, Gurudev|
The trains operate at a frequency of five minutes between 06:00 am and 10:00 pm currently which will gradually reduce with ridership. The trains will operate with ATO over CBTC, with a design speed of 90 km/h and an operational speed of 80 km/h. Automated station announcements are recorded in Hindi and English. Many stations will have services such as ATMs, food outlets, cafés, convenience stores and mobile recharge. Eating, drinking, smoking and chewing gum are prohibited in the entire system.
|Slab||No. of stations travelled||Metro Fare (₹)|
|3||3 - 6||20|
|4||7 - 9||30|
|5||10 - 13||40|
|6||14 - 17||50|
|7||18 and more||60|
State Bank of India and Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has introduced Kanpur Metro GoSmart Card to metro passengers.
Through this Metro card service, passengers can travel without the hassle of being in the ticket queue. An EVM chip based card can be recharged in a range of Rs.100 to Rs.2000 and in multiples of 100. Metro passengers can get 10% off on their fares if transactions are made through cards.
Elevated viaduct work has begun, more than 400 out of 538 pillars have been constructed and all the 439 double T-girders have been erected for making the base of the 9 stations of priority corridor. The pier caps and U-girders are being erected and construction work is going in full swing. The priority section of corridor-1 became operational in December 2021.
In July 2020, Bombardier Transportation (acquired by Alstom) won the Agra Metro and Kanpur Metro rolling stock, and the signalling contract and manufacturing started on 26 Feb 2021. UPMRC's Managing Director Shri Kumar Keshav inaugurated the Rolling Stocks (Metro Trains) manufacturing in Bombardier's Savli Plant in Gujarat, located near Vadodara.
Kanpur to get total 39 trains of 3 Metro coaches (which would total up to 117 compartments) each for both the corridors of the Kanpur Metro Project, including Corridor-I i.e. From IIT to Naubasta and Corridor-II i.e. From Agriculture University to Barra-8. These trains have been designed with assistance from Bombardier Germany and design experts at Bombardier's Hyderabad office.
The trains are in line with utmost passenger safety and energy conservation, and each train is equipped with Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC) for Automatic Train Operations. These ultramodern trains have a state-of-the-art design for safe operation, energy efficiency and passenger comfort. These trains will also be equipped with CO2 sensor-based air-conditioning system to save energy during operations.
Valued at approximately ₹2051 crore (245 Mn EUR), Alstom's scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes – the design, build and delivery of total 201 metro cars (67 MOVIA metro three-car trainsets) and an advanced signalling solution (CITYFLO 650).
The cost of construction is estimated at ₹11,076.48 crores for two lines in Phase I.