KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Preliminary work has commenced for the 8.621 km underground section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project. After performing Bhoomi Pujan, 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 the 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.
Tender No: UPMRC/CE-Contract/KNPRCC-05/2020
Name of Work: Design and Construction of Tunnel from start of elevated ramp (after Motijheel Station) to end of Nayaganj station including four underground metro stations (viz. Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj) and ramp including Architectureal finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Preliminary work includes the investigation of sewer, water pipeline, electric cable, telecom cable. Under this task, the engineers will have to first do utility diversion. In technical terms, water lines, sewer lines, electricity and telephone cables found under the ground are called utilities. Now whatever such items will be found at the station, they will be removed from there and shifted to another place. This process is known as utility diversion. Metro engineers have also started the process of geo-technical investment. Under this, soil testing work is going on in the underground corridor. Soon pressure meter testing in the ground will be carried out to determine at which place the soil can withstand the required pressure.
Work is also going on at full swing for the Kanpur Metro 09 km long Priority Corridor running from IIT to Motijheel with 9 elevated stations. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) aims to start operation of metro trains on 9 km long Priority Corridor from December this year. On completion as per deadline, Kanpur Metro will become the fastest built and commissioned metro project in the world.
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. Now work has also commenced on underground section of Kanpur Metro.