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PIB, Rs 175 crore a boost for Kanpur Metro

Kanpur: The Kanpur Metro project gets a boost with the sanction of Project Investment Board (PIB) and allocation of Rs 175 crore by the state government in UP Budget 2019-2020 on Thursday.

PIB was given green signal on Wednesday in New Delhi and after that the state Budget supplied an preliminary sum of Rs 175 crore for the project.

After the golf green signal from PIB, the project can be presented sooner than the cupboard for ultimate approval.

The 30-km-long project will have 31 stations and cost over Rs 17,000 crore.

The foundation stone could be laid by month-end when Prime Minister Narendra Modi would seek advice from the town.

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