UP Metro Hits Double Century of U-Girder Erection In Just 130 DAYS; 2.5 KMs Base Ready For Track Laying


KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC) has demonstrated its commitment and achieved another milestone by completing the erection of 200 ‘U-girders’ under the Priority Corridor (IIT to Motijheel) with the objective to deliver world-class Metro services to the city within the stipulated time. So far, a base of about 2.5 KMs for laying of Metro track has been prepared. 

“With the efficient strategy and extraordinary dedication, the team of UP Metro engineers has completed the erection of 200 ‘U-girders’ within just 130 days. Under the Kanpur Metro Project’s Priority Corridor, the erection of ‘U-girders’ was commenced on August 11, 2020, in the gracious presence of Shri Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of UP and under the leadership of  Shri. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, UPMRC”, the UPMRC said in a statement.

UP Metro had hit the century of U-Girder erection in 67 days while the erection of another 100 ‘U-girders’ has been completed in just 64 days. A total of 622 ‘U-girders’ is to be erected under the Priority Corridor of the Kanpur Metro Project. 

Expressing satisfaction over the speed of Metro construction in Kanpur, Mr Kumar Keshav, Managing Director of UP Metro said, “UPMRC has again achieved a milestone by erecting 200 U-girders at a very fast speed on the Kanpur Metro Project that too in ongoing difficult COVID times. The Whole team of highly professional UPMRC’s engineers and the contractor are leaving no stone unturned to achieve the targets. We shall continue with our courage and determination.” 

“It is to be mentioned that, on the 15th of November 2019, the construction work of 9 KMs long ‘Priority Corridor’, between IIT and Motijheel, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble CM Shri Yogi Adityanath in the impendence of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI”, the statement added.

It has been a year and a month, since the commencement of civil construction works of the Kanpur Metro project. In such a short tenure, the dedicated and skilled team of UP Metro’s engineers and the contractor has accomplished numerous achievements associated the civil construction of the Priority Corridor and has been sustaining the pace of work. 

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