UP Metro Begins Load Test of Civil Structure in Kanpur Metro’s Priority Corridor

Before the launch of the Kanpur Metro, the Commissioner of Metro Rail safety has begun his three-day inspection tour from Monday.
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Kanpur, (Metro Rail News): The testing will be executed on I-Girders between IIT-K and Kalyanpur, while in Rawatpur this assessment will be done on U-Girders and Steel Box Girders.

The civil construction works of the 9 KMs long Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro Project are about to complete and along with this, the arrangements for the trial run have also gained momentum. The ‘Load Test’ of the elevated civil structure has been commenced on the Priority Corridor (IIT to Motijheel). This assessment is carried out with the weight of about one and a quarter times (1.25 times) the weight of that part of the train that falls on the girder considering that the entire train is fully occupied with passengers. In Kanpur, this test will be conducted with a weight of about 248 tonnes.

Congratulating Metro engineers on the commencement of load test on the Priority Corridor, UPMRC’s MD Shri Kumar Keshav said, “Kanpur Metro project is being constructed while following the international standards, where top-notch technology and raw materials are being used. UPMRC has commenced the load test on the Priority Corridor, which has a major significance considering the trail run to be held in November this year.”

How load testing will be done?

The weight-bearing capacity of the Metro structure will be checked all through the process of load testing. For this, sacks filled with sand will be placed on the viaduct of the Metro structure. The prescribed weight will be put on the viaduct in five stages and the effects on the Metro structure will be noted and analysed.

Testing at the following places

The Priority Corridor of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is fully elevated and there are mainly three types of girders that have been used to prepare the viaduct viz. U-Girder, I-Girder, and Steel Box Girder. The ‘Load Test’ will be processed on I-Girders between IIT-K and Kalyanpur, while U-Girders and Steel Box Girders will be tested in Rawatpur.

Public Relations Department
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd

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