Ever since the Lucknow Metro was inaugurated it has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Ever since the Lucknow Metro was inaugurated it has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In the latest development, a clash broke out between Lucknow Metro employees and students of Lucknow University over trespassing by students at a metro construction site near the university. In the clash, two security guards and six metro employees were injured and were taken to the hospital, reported ANI.
Earlier in September, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) had a case for compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh registered against its name within a month of its launch. The Metro was flagged off on September 5 and it was opened to the commuters on September 6. It was when the metro that was carrying nearly 100 passengers that it came to a sudden halt owing to a technical snag and the passengers remained stuck inside the coaches without any light and air conditioning for over an hour. A passenger who was identified as Gaurav Tripathi, was on the metro and as a consequence missed his flight to Delhi. The metro train was stranded at Mawaiyya crossing, according to Hindustan Times.
Tripathi, according to the report, filed a petition at the district consumer forum where he accused the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation of showing no concern towards his problem and the situation which he faced. The man has claimed a compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh stating ‘mental tension and loss of professional reputation besides claiming Rs 20,000 as ticket fare which was rendered useless and the other ticket which he purchased due to a missed flight.’ Along with this, Tripathi has also claimed Rs 20,000 from the Lucknow Metro for the expenses that he bore on the filing of the case.