Lucknow Metro | LMRC bags RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety

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Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC)
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC)

Lucknow: Lucknow Metro’s underground project has bagged the prestigious international ‘Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)’ health and safety awards, 2018. The project will be awarded with the highly acclaimed “RoSPA Silver Award” for the health and safety performance during the period of January 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which is a British charity organization that aims for promotion of safety and prevention of accidents in project execution world over.

Lucknow Metro Underground Tunnel (Photo: LMRC)

M/s Gulermak-Tata Projects Limited (TPL) Joint Venture (JV) are the contractors who have been entrusted with the civil work of the 3.67 km Charbagh – Hazratganj underground stretch of the Lucknow Metro Project and it has been declared winner of this coveted award.

This award is a very important achievement for the team of Lucknow Metro since it was selected amongst some very prominent international projects. This award highlights LMRC’s continuous commitment in achieving highest standards of health and safety in the Project execution for the Lucknow Metro Rail Project. The award shall be presented in a ceremony on 5th July, 2018 at Birmingham, United Kingdom.

RoSPA Silver Award for Health & Safety

RoSPA Silver Award winners indicate that the company has achieved a high level of performance by adopting good management systems which are delivering consistent improvement and are working towards the level of excellence.

It may be stated that in the recent past, LMRC has also won several prestigious national and international awards including the Best Urban Mass Transit Project in 2017 by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, the Best Metro project for ‘Excellence in Innovative Designs’  in 2016, the ESQR Quality Choice Prize in 2016 in Berlin (Germany) under the Gold Category, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Award on Innovation in Governance in 2016, the ‘International Quality Summit (IQS) Award 2016’ under Gold Category by Business Initiative Directions (BID) Group One – in Madrid, Spain. the Dun & Bradstreet Infra Award, 2017 in 2017 in Mumbai etc.

M/s Gulermak-TPL JV was awarded the contract for Charbagh – Hazratganj  underground stretch of Lucknow Metro Project in April, 2016 . The scope of work includes 3.67 km of tunneling with Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and construction of three underground stations at Hussainganj, Sachivalaya & Hazratgunj. The project is progressing at a very fast pace with about 75% of work having been completed. This has been a significant technical and managerial achievement for the team of Lucknow Metro since the work involved construction/tunneling through some of the most congested areas and highly dilapidated buildings of the city requiring extensive instrumentation, monitoring and traffic management.

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