Lucknow: The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has yet again achieved a milestone in Metro construction by erecting hundred U-girders in a record time of just three hundred twenty four hours (324 hours) only. This is the fastest U-girder erection in the history of Metro construction that has ever been achieved in such a short span of time.
Erection of U-girders over Metro viaduct is a very challenging and tough task considering the trickiness of job and huge safety concerns associated with it. Each U-girder weighs around 150 tonnes and a pair of such girders have to be lifted through cranes and then fixed over the viaduct.
This work is even more difficult considering the fact that it has to be done in just six hours during the night time as LMRC does not the undertake the work of U-girder erection in day time owing to city traffic constraints.
Considering the time available for doing such a difficult task in night hours only and the prevailing rainy season since a month in Lucknow, this achievement of Lucknow Metro is a record in itself as compared with similar kind of work for any Metro construction anywhere in the country.
As on date, LMRC has erected 108 U-girders since the work of U-girder erection began on 10th May, 2015. In addition, the work of placing cross beams for constructing concourse level of Metro stations has already been started at Krishna Nagar and Transport Nagar stations.
By February, 2016; people of Lucknow will see the skeleton structure of Metro stations along the Metro corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh.
Lucknow Metro is committed to complete the 8.5 km priority section from Transport Nagar to Charbagh by December, 2016.