The Metro rail project in Kanpur, would be launched by March while Rs.200 crore has been provided from the Infrastructure Development Fund for the Lucknow Metro rail. During a meeting to review the project, Chief Secretary, Alok Ranjan directed state government departments and officials concerned to ensure that all necessary approvals were taken before the state cabinet’s meeting scheduled for February 10. Mr.Ranjan also asked the officials to ensure necessary action for finalizing the detailed project reports on metro rails for Varanasi and Agra within 10 days. Civil work of two stations and two-km viaduct had been completed as per the set targets whereas work on four stations and a five-km viaduct was targeted to be complete by March 2016, according to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director, Kumar Keshav . He said all works were going on as per time-schedule. The last date for submission of bids for the construction of underground metro route from Charbagh to K.D. Singh Babu Stadium is February 11.