|Owner||Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Locale||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Number of lines||3 (planned)|
|Daily ridership||35,000 (Estd.)|
|Train length||4 coaches|
|Electrification||750 V DC|
|Average speed||31 km/h (19 mph)|
|Top speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
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Promises are meant to be broken, the adage goes. And Kanpuriyas, it seems, are having a fair share of promises made and broken by politicians and bureaucrats alike.
Chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, while addressing entrepreneurs of UP origin from across the globe at the "UP-Calling 2004" on February 20, had announced to launch a magnetic monorail between Lucknow and Kanpur. For this purpose, the UP Development Council (UPDC) was in touch with a consortium of Japanese companies, he had added. That was the first and the last mention of the project.
There are three lines proposed in phase I are as follows:
- From Panki Sector 18 to Shuklaganj via Govind Puri - Jarib Chauki - Central - Ghantaghar 8 Point - Shuklaganj. Length of this line would be 24.5 km
- From Chobepur to Maharajpur via IIT Kanpur - Kalyanpur - Rawatpur - Kanpur Anwarganj - Kanpur Central. Length of this line would be 28.5 km
- From Kanpur Zoo to Kanpur Cantonment via Old Kanpur - Civil Lines - Wazid Pur. Length of this line would be 16.0 km
Total length of Phase I would be 63.0 km.
Other lines which are being proposed in addition to Phase I are:
- From Daheli Sujanpur to Govind Nagar.
- From J K Temple to Kidwai Nagar via Kamla Club - Govindpuri.
- From Gangotri Township to Sahara City via Green Park Stadium - Rave 3 - Old Kanpur - New Kanpur City
Feasibility study has been completed for Phase I corridors. Work likely to start after 2016.
- "Monorail News Briefs". Monorails.org. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
- "Monorail & other projects: Kanpurites taken for a ride". The Times Of India. 2004-07-22.
- Sujay Mehdudia (2010-01-21). "The Hindu : Cities / Kanpur : Kanpur likely to get monorail". Chennai, India: Beta.thehindu.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- Megha Suri, TNN, 21 February 2008, 07:56pm IST (2008-02-21). "Monorail to hit Kanpur streets by 2010 - Kanpur - City - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
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