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Dec 02 2016 (18:13)  'Lucknow Metro shows my city is developed' (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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For 10-year-old Ruchika Par wal, the Metro in the city brought the feel of New York. The child was among the York. The child was among the thousands of people who had thronged the intersection of Sringarnagar on Thursday to watch the trial of the Metro.
"I cannot wait to listen to those words on the public information system. `The next station is Sringarnagar. Doors will open on the left'", said Srishti, who was waiting to catch a glimpse of the Metro on the move.
When the train arrived with the sound of
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the soft horn at Sringarnagar Metro station, the public welcomed it with loud cheers and hooting. Thousands of mobile phone cameras were focused on the train to click pictures and make videos.
There was a deep sense of pride among the people that their city was developing by leaps and bounds.
"I woke up to see a huge crowd gathered on the road near my house. Hundreds of police personnel were managing the crowd. People were hooting and talking about what way the Met ro would come from. I ran to my terrace to see the train. I have uploading scores of photos. The train arrived at 1.35pm. The feeling was awesome. I am very happy to see my city so developed," said Arjun Kesarbandh, a resident of Sringarnagar.
"I had gone to Malaysia last winter and travelled in a Metro train, This winter, I wish to travel in the Metro in my city.I am thankful to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav who has gifted our city the most precious gift I could ever think of," said Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa, who was standing near Sringarnagar intersection.
"I live near Transportnagar and daily I have to go to Alambagh, where my shop is. I wait for auto rickshaw for more than half an hour everyday. When the Metro comes to the city, my wife and I plan to go to Hazratganj every evening. It was thrilling to see the Metro train right in front of my house," said Armaan Khan, who has a mobile phone repair shop.
Jagdish Kumar Saroj (28), a labourer said, "Due to increase in the number of cars, Lucknow is getting congested day by the day and traffic jams are common. The Metro will motivate people to resort to public transport. It will also help in curbing vehicular pollution."
Ishan Chaturvedi (21) felt that the Metro would generate employment and eradicate poverty to some extent. "This will also attract tourists from all over the country," he said.
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