Kanpur Metro Initiates Rail Lowering in Chunniaganj-Nayaganj Underground Section

Rail Lowering Underway at Bada Chauraha Station; FBW Plant Lowered Recently

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The process of lowering the rail commenced at under construction Bada Chauraha underground station of the Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section.
The process of lowering the rail commenced at under construction Bada Chauraha underground station of the Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section.
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KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Under Corridor-1 (IIT to Naubasta) of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project, the process of lowering the rail commenced at under construction Bada Chauraha underground station of the Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section. An 18-meter rail (track) weighing 1 ton was lowered about 17.5 meters below the existing cut-out at the station. In the coming days, about 228 such rails will be brought down, which will be laid in the ‘upline’ and ‘downline’ tunnel between Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj underground station. With this, the process of laying the metro track inside the underground tunnel will begin.

A few days back on July 30, the FBW (Flash Butt Weld) plant at the said station has already been brought down. This plant is utilized for the welding of tracks. Like the elevated metro, the ballastless track will also be utilized for the underground metro.

Advantages of ballastless track:

  • Ballastless tracks are used in the Metro Projects as they don’t have ballast (stones), and the least maintenance is required.
  • Metro trains operate continuously for 15-16 hours with tight schedules, leaving minimal time for maintenance. Therefore, an efficient system is crucial to ensure high ridership while minimizing maintenance needs.
    There are additional benefits of a long life-cycle, stability & ride comfort with such tracks.

    At present, under the first corridor of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project, construction work is progressing at a fast pace on the Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section, on the Kanpur Central-Transport Nagar underground section and also on the Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section.

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