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500th U-Girder placed for the Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro

The base work for the metro track on the viaduct is now completed for around 7 km out of the 9 km for the Priority Corridor

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500th U-girder erection near Geeta Nagar Metro Station
500th U-girder erection near Geeta Nagar Metro Station
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KANPUR (Metro Rail News): 500th U-Girder has been erected successfully by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) for the 9 km long Priority Corridor running from IIT to Motijheel of Kanpur Metro Rail Project.

A total of 622 U-Girders are to be placed on the viaduct of 9 km, with nine elevated stations. The first U-Girder was erected in August last year and the 500th was placed in less than a year i.e. only in 312 days. The casting of these U-Girders is carrying out at the Lakhanpur Casting Yard and now only 38 more U-Girders are left to be cast.

The base work for the metro track on the viaduct is now completed for around 7 km out of the 9 km for the Priority Corridor. At the same time, track beams are ready for the eight out of the nine stations which will bear the load of the metro trains along with partial weight of the metro stations.

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According to the Managing Director of UPMRC, Kumar Keshav, “I have full faith in our competency and dedication, with which we will keep our promise of finishing the Priority Corridor stretch and providing Metro services to the city on time.”

In Phase-1 of Kanpur Metro Rail project, two corridors will be built. The first corridor (Red Line), with length 23.7 km, will have 22 metro stations and the second corridor (Blue Line), with length 8.6 km, will have 8 metro stations. Trail run is expected to start on Priority Corridor by November this year.

Recently, preliminary work in the form of ‘Utility Identification and Diversion’ process has also commenced for the 8.621 km underground section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project. The team of engineers started work at the proposed Naveen Market metro station which is a part of Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project.

In March, Gulermak – SAM India won this contract for construction of 3.7 km tunnels and 4 stations at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj with a combined value of INR 769.23 crore & USD 36.74 million with completion period of 36 months.

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