On 1st December, Akhilesh Yadav flagged off the trial run of Lucknow Metro amidst a lot of fanfare and anticipation. It has been under a lot of speculation for its high-tech interiors and green initiatives. In yet another recognition for its ethics demonstrating exceptional success in quality management, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has been awarded with the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) Choice Prize Award 2016 under the Gold category.

On behalf of Lucknow Metro, Daljeet Singh, Director of Works and Infrastructure, Lucknow Metro received this international award on December 12th 2016 in a function organised by the ESQR in Berlin, Germany. The ESQR’s Quality Choice Award 2016 recognises organisations, companies, public administrations, and individuals with initiatives that demonstrate exceptional management and those who maximize the full potential of their services through quality oriented practices.

This event witnessed business leaders, academic experts, and quality professionals from all over the world. Lucknow Metro being honoured in such a glorious way among numerous top-notch corporates at an international forum definitely speaks volume about the quality of the work of Akhilesh Government along with its dedicated and sustained efforts in realising a very stringent time bound manner.


Lucknow Metro has received many accolades, recognitions, and awards from time to time for exhibiting quality construction. The metro is credited to have competed 8.5 km metro corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh in a record time of 2 years which no other metro project across world has achieved. The delivery of first set of 4 metro coaches within 63 weeks of tender is also an accomplishment for LMRC.


In October 2015, LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav has also been awarded with the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Award for ‘Innovation in Governance’. The award was given to him during the APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Summit in New Delhi. Metro Man, E. Shreedharan also rated Lucknow Metro as one of the finest metro projects in India. The fifth Annual Metro Rail Summit, 2016 awarded Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) the ‘Best Metro for Excellence in Innovative Designs’. The ‘International Quality Summit (IQS) Award 2016’ for quality, innovation, and excellence in the Metro project execution was also bestowed in New York to the team.

These series of awards for Akhilesh Yadav’s dream project has reaffirmed the quality improvement techniques and research that have been invested in this initiative. It recognises excellence, innovation, and visionary thinking of the UPCM.

Social Samajwadi is proud to be headed by such a knowledgeable leader who is being accepted by the world for path-breaking project.