Hundreds stuck inside Lucknow Metro after technical glitch on first public run

Lester Mason
September 6, 2017

To kick off proceedings, Radio City installed a studio set-up at Char Bagh metro station where Radio City RJs will broadcast their shows live.

A radio channel has partnered with the Lucknow Metro to play customised content across all metro stations, an official of the channel told IANS on Tuesday as the metro began its inaugural run.

The air conditioning and lights stopped functioning due to the fault and the passengers started panicking in the rising temperature within the train.


Reminiscing former PM's urge to ease traffic congestion in Lucknow, Rajnath said that when he was surface transport minister, the former directed him to get Shaheed Path constructed.

The emergency gates were opened in the rear of the train and a ladder was attached to take out the stranded passengers, including many women and school children.

SP (Samajwadi Party) government on 1 December 2016, blessed both pilots involved in the first trial run of Lucknow metro, with prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai award. CM Yogi Adityanath promised to implement similar Metro projects in other cities of the state. Included cities are Varanasi, Moradabad, Allahabad, Meerut, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur and Agra. Many commuters complained that they had taken the metro to save time as they had to catch a flight and feared they would miss it.

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