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Priority Corridor track base between IIT to MotiJheel complete in just 22 Months

The total cost of this project is approximately Rs. 1100 Crores.

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9 KMs long Metro track between IIT to Motijheel has been completed within 20 Months
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KANPUR, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The metro track of the 9 KMs long priority corridor has been completed. The Corridor is between IIT to Mothijheel.  Under the 9 KMs stretch Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro Rail Project, the very last U-Girder of the section was near Motijheel station last night. With this, the viaduct of Metro Track from IIT to Motijheel is also entirely completed. A total of 624 U-Girders are placed throughout the Corridor. The erection work of U-Girders was started on 11th August 2020, and 624th, which is the last U-Girder of the section, was laid on 01st October 2021. Director (Works & Infrastructure), UPMRC officials, and other senior officials were also present at the site.

The last twin-U girder on the Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro project was erected at midnight yesterday. Thus, with this entire about 9 KMs viaduct on Corridor from IIT to Motijheel completed. When we look back, it is a Herculean task that has been completed in just 22 and a half months since commencing construction of the first pile on 15th November 2019 by the Honorable Chief Minister near IIT Kanpur. Great work with high precision and monitoring; keep it up, team! It is possibly the fastest construction of any Metro project. May God continue showering his blessings on us, said Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC.

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The UP Metro team is working round the clock to move towards the proposed target of starting a trial run on the 9 KMs long Priority Corridor in November 2021. The officials said that the Track Laying and Signaling System work started from IIT Metro Station and reached beyond Geeta Nagar Metro Station.

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Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) completed an elevated viaduct up to a distance of more than 8.5 KMs out of 9KMs a few days ago. The casting of U-girders in Kanpur started on 20th January 2020. The total cost of this project is approximately Rs. 111 Billion.

The stations’ names in this Corridor are IIT-Kanpur, Kalyanpur, SPM Hospital, Kanpur University, Gurudev Crossing, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur GSVM Medical College, MotiJheel. Overall, the work has been completed up to 70-75 Per cent. The first five stations, IIT, Kalyanpur, SPM, University and Gurudev, are in their final stages. In comparison, on the other four stations finishing work is being done at a rapid pace.

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