Kanpur Metro Route

The Kanpur Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, India. Currently Kanpur Metro network has 9 active stations. Find important and useful information like Kanpur Metro route, metro lines, service operation timings, first train, last train, route map, fare chart, top attractions near metro station, metro station nearby, news and more.

OperatorUttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC)
Operation start28 December 2021
Number of lines2 Metro Lines
Train length3 Coaches
No. of stations9 Active Stations
Metro timings⏱ Starting | Ending
06:00 AM | 10:00 PM

▣ Kanpur Metro Lines (Terminal Stations)
Metro linesTerminal stationTerminal station
Red LineIIT KanpurMotijheel
Blue Line

Kanpur Metro Fare Chart

No. of StationsMetro Token FareGoSmart Card Fare
1 StationRs. 10Rs. 9
2 StationsRs. 15Rs. 13.5
3 to 6 StationsRs. 20Rs. 18
7 to 9 StationsRs. 30Rs. 27
10 to 13 StationsRs. 40Rs. 36
14 to 17 StationsRs. 50Rs. 45
18 Stations or moreRs. 60Rs. 54

Please note:

  • Get 10% discount on every journey using GoSmart Card.
  • Tourist Card available in denomination of Rs. 100 (for unlimited travel for 1 day) and Rs. 250 (for unlimited travel for 3 days).
  • Refundable security deposit of Rs. 100 paybale at the time of purchase.

Interesting Facts about Kanpur Metro

  • Kanpur Metro is managed by and owned by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation a joint venture between Kanpur Metro in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation other metro projects in the state are also under construction now such as Agra Metro, Meerut Metro, Varanasi Metro, Prayagraj Metro, Gorakhpur Metro.
  • Kanpur Metro Construction of the line began on September 2015, which began its commercial operation on 28 December 2021.
  • Kanpur metro has also provided free RO drinking water, toilets, escalators, and lifts at all the stations.
  • WiFi is available at each station with free access for smart cardholders.
  • The metro could accommodate speeds up to 90 km/h (56 mph) but the typical usage would be at speeds between 32 KM/H to 35 KM/H.
  • GoSmart card can be used for non-transport (integrated with Kanpur metro) transactions of Kanpur.
  • GoSmart card can be used for other Metros of Uttar Pradesh like Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, and Jhansi).
  • Token Vending Machine (TVM) and Add Value Machine (AVM) have been installed at all the stations.
  • The first metro trainset was taken as a trial run from the assembling area to the depot. Testing of the trainset's doors and signals were also taken, as of 25 October.
  • The estimated cost of the Kanpur Metro entire projects is 11,076.48 crore, out of which the cost of the priority section has been Rs 2,100 crore. While the European Investment Bank (EIB) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 5,551.99 cr (Euro 650 million), the remaining cost is being shared by the Union and the state governments.

About Kanpur Metro

  • 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).
  • In September 2015 Proposed formation of Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation.
  • In Mar 2016, Uttar Pradesh Government approves the Detail Project Report.
  • In Sep 2018, Detailed Project Report sent by Uttar Pradesh Government to the central government.
  • In Nov 2019, CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath formally inaugurates civil work for Kanpur Metro.
  • In July 2021, The construction of IIT Metro Station, the first metro station of the priority section of Kanpur Metro, is almost complete.
  • In November 2021 Uttar pradesh cheif minister Yogi Adityanath to flag off Kanpur Metro trial run on the entire priority Corridor on 10 November, as of 8 November.
  • In December 2021, India's Prime Minister Narender Modi inaugurated the start of commercial operations of Kanpur Metro on 28 December.

Kanpur Metro News & Updates

Kanpur Metro organizes a 15-day Hindi Fortnight every year. On the first day, a large number of people reached the venue to participate in these competitions. These competitions will follow other such events that will be organized over the next 15 days to encourage people to adopt Hindi.
The Nana Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) achieved its third breakthrough on Sunday in the approximately 4 km long underground section between Chuniganj to Nayaganj in the Kanpur Metro. On Sunday, Nana TBM reached Bada Chauraha, completing the construction of about 510 meter upline tunnel from Naveen Market to Bada Chauraha. Nana TBM was launched on 15 July 2023 from Naveen Market Metro Station.
The development work on the Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section of the Kanpur Metro project is progressing rapidly. The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) is currently working on installing a total of 348 U-girders, which are being erected on the 5 km long stretch. As per the latest update, the authority has recently achieved a significant milestone, completing the installation of 100 U-girders on the route.
First L-beam casting was started on Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section under Kanpur Metro Rail Project. The casting process began at the under-construction Baradevi Metro Station during the night of July 24, 2023 and July 25, 2023. The Baradevi Metro station will require a total of three L-beams, each measuring 81.25 metres, which will serve as longitudinal, L-shaped beams for the installation of pie-girders during station construction.
Under the 4 km (approx) long Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section of the Kanpur Metro Rail project, ‘Tatya’ Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) achieved its second breakthrough on Monday. With this, after Bada Chauraha to Nayaganj, now both the tunnels from Chunniganj to Naveen Market have also been completed. On Monday, Tatya TBM reached Naveen Market, completing the construction of about 728 metres of down-line tunnel from Chunniganj. Thanks to the efficient execution by the team of UPMRC, the work was completed in less than three and half months.

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Kanpur Metro FAQs

𝒜. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) operates Kanpur Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Kanpur Metro service begins on 28 December 2021.

𝒜. Kanpur Metro system has 2 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Kanpur Metro trains have 3 coaches.

𝒜. Kanpur Metro timings are: 06:00 AM | 10:00 PM.

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