UP Metro creates history with first Double T-Girder Erection at IIT Kanpur Metro Station

In a recent move, the Kanpur metro has used a new technique which is very different from the other metro projects across the country.

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double T-girder at IIT Metro Station of Kanpur Metro
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KANPUR (Metro Rail News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has made a significant and historic achievement by the erection of the first pre-casted double T-girder of the metro corridor under the Kanpur Metro project and by doing this UPMRC added another new feat to its achievements. This is the first instance of using the new technique as before this, a double T-girder was never used for preparing slab of the concourse level of a Metro station under any Metro project in India.

“The strategy of Metro engineers behind the use of double T-girders in the civil construction of Kanpur Metro is that it will beneficial for saving time and for good finishing too. Till now, total 16 double T-girders have been erected at the IIT Metro Station. The Priority Corridor comprises 9 Metro stations, between IIT & Motijheel and total 384 double T-girders are to be used for constructing the concourse of these stations” said Mr. Kumar Keshav, the Managing Director of UPMRC.

“It is our endeavor to always strive for an innovation that will not only speed up construction work but also enhance the structural beauty of the project. It is the result of these continuous efforts that for the first time in India, we have achieved an unprecedented achievement using this kind of experiment. This experiment will prove to be very effective in the direction of completing the Kanpur metro project within the stipulated time frame. I congratulate the whole team of Metro engineers, our Design Consultants and the Contractor for evolving the concept and successfully implementing it at the site” , said Mr. Kumar Keshav.

What is T-girder?

There are many types of girders used in the structure of the metro, whose main task is to incorporate precast construction to enhance the speed in delivering the project. Double T-girder is now being used for the construction of concourse slab above the road for elevated stations in Kanpur Metro construction. The girder is named after its shape resembling the letter ‘T’ in English.

Why is the use of a double T-girder special?

Generally, a group of single girders is used to form the base of the concourse of the elevated Metro stations, but in Kanpur Metro, a double T-girder is used to form the base of the station’s concourse. It is being used to save time in construction and also, to enhance the finishing of the structure.

The Kanpur metro has been working with a rapid pace even during these hard times of the ongoing pandemic and setting new records. The rolling stock of the Kanpur metro will be provided by Bombardier.

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