Kanpur Metro Completes a Century of U-Girder Erection in less than three months

The U Girders being erected.

KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has accomplished another milestone today, by erecting 100 U-Girders under the Priority Corridor stretch of the Kanpur Metro Project. Strategically time management has led to this achievement in the ongoing civil construction of the Kanpur Metro’s 9 KMs long Priority Corridor (IIT to Motijheel). 

“The civil construction of the Kanpur Metro Project was inaugurated by the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath on 15th Nov. 2019 and since then the construction works of the project are being executed with remarkable pace by UPMRC engineers to ensure availability of a world-class Metro service for the Kanpur city within the stipulated time frame”, the UPMRC said.

“A total of 638 U-girders is to be placed at the viaduct of the Priority Corridor. The erection work was commenced on 12th August 2020 and in the time span of just 67 days, UPMRC has touched the mark of 100, which is no less than an achievement. Recently, UP Metro has also completed the erection of 100 double T-girders for constructing the base of concourse levels of the platforms and till now, the base of the concourse of both of IIT and Kalyanpur Metro stations has been prepared. 50 double T-girders were to be kept in the IIT Metro station and 52 in the Kalyanpur Metro station and this target has already been achieved”, said an official.

For this achievement, UPMRC’s Managing Director, Mr Kumar Keshav congratulated the Metro engineers and the team of the contractor and said, “100th U-girder erected in Kanpur Metro Priority Corridor today in record time. Work progressing at a fast pace. Excellent work by UPMRC Project team at Kanpur, GC and Contractor M/s AFCONS. We will succeed in our determination and hard work.”

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