KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Kanpur Metro project is being implemented in the city by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Co. On Monday the Afcons workers erected the 9.6-m first wide pier cap for the 8.728-km elevated priority corridor of Kanpur Metro. UP Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the civil construction of Kanpur Metro’s Priority Corridor on 15th November 2019.
Within just around 3 and a half months, the Metro team has successfully erected the 1st Pier-Cap of the corridor on Monday around 6.30 am. Managing Director of UPMRC Shri Kumar Keshav done rituals at the construction site and the 1st Pier Cap was erected with a Crane after the Pooja Ceremony. This Pier-Cap has been erected at the Piller No. 19, i.e. among the IIT Kanpur & National Sugar Institute.
UPMRC has accomplished this achievement around three months before as compared along with the Metro Project of Lucknow. Lucknow Metro is being accredited with the name Fastest Constructed Metro in India and the construction work of Kanpur Metro Project is faster as compared to Lucknow. It shows a constant approach of UPMRC engineers to upgrade themselves and give a more innovative and refined MRTS to the Public.
On the event, Shir Keshav reiterated the commitment of the whole team of UPMRC in undertaking this prestigious project in record time to give the city a world-class Metro system in the least possible time.
A base that is created to place the U-Girder on the top of a Pillar is termed as Pier-Cap. The U-Girder is the particular unit of Metro’s civil structure, on which the Metro track is laid and the structure that is in between the Pillar. Pier-Caps are 2-m in height, 9.3-m long and 2.8 meters wide, having a weight of about 70 tons.
Update of Construction Work
As the inception of the construction work, the civil construction work speed of Kanpur metro project has become a matter of discussion thanks to the skilful leadership of UPMRC MD Mr. Kumar Keshav and the exceptional efficiency of Metro engineers. Within about 3 and a half months, above 600 piles and 42 Piers have previously been completed under the ‘Priority Corridor’. Simultaneously the casting of U-girders and Pier-caps is growing rapidly in the Metro’s Casting Yard and the casting work of 24 U-Girders and ten Pier-caps has also been developed.