Kanpur Monorail

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Kanpur Monorail
कानपूर मोनोरेल
Owner Government of Uttar Pradesh
Locale Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Transit type Monorail
Number of lines 3 (planned)
Daily ridership 35,000 (Estd.)
Headquarters Monorail
Train length 4 coaches
Electrification 750 V DC
Average speed 31 km/h (19 mph)
Top speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

The Kanpur Monorail is a proposed monorail system for the city of Kanpur.[1][2]


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.[3]


There are three lines proposed in phase I are as follows:[4]

Total length of Phase I would be 63.0 km.

Other lines[edit]

Other lines which are being proposed in addition to Phase I are:[5]


Feasibility study has been completed for Phase I corridors. Work likely to start after 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Monorail News Briefs". Monorails.org. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.niua.org/projects/tpt/introduction.pdf
  3. ^ "Monorail & other projects: Kanpurites taken for a ride". The Times Of India. 2004-07-22. 
  4. ^ a b Sujay Mehdudia (2010-01-21). "The Hindu : Cities / Kanpur : Kanpur likely to get monorail". Chennai, India: Beta.thehindu.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  5. ^ 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.