KANPUR (Metro Rail News): Metro construction work of about 5 km long Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section under Corridor-1 (IIT to Naubasta) of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is progressing quickly. A total of 276 pillars had to be constructed in the section, of which 200 pillars have been completed. UPMRC completed the casting of the 200th pillar last night. Five metro stations will be built in the said section: Baradevi, Kidwai Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Boudh Nagar and Naubasta.
Congratulating the engineers of UPMRC in this regard, Managing Director Shri Sushil Kumar said, “The civil construction of Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section of Kanpur Metro Project is going on at a fast pace. We have completed 200 piers of this section and soon the work of all pile caps and pier caps will also be completed. After starting commercial service on the priority section (IIT to Motijheel) within the stipulated time in December, 2021, we are now progressing on time in the balance sections of Corridor 1 and all the work is being completed within the stipulated time.”
Construction works on the Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section commenced on 8 August 2022, and the first pier cap was laid in this section on 27 December 2022. The first U-girder of this section was laid on 21 January 2023. Erecting Pi-girders at this section’s Baradevi and Kidwai Nagar stations is also progressing quickly. Metro stations are to be constructed on the base of these Pi-girders. On 10 November 2023, the first Cross Arm was erected at the under-construction Naubasta station.
At present, under the Corridor-1 of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project, apart from the Baradevi-Naubasta elevated section, construction work is also progressing at a fast pace on the Kanpur Central-Transport Nagar underground section and Chunniganj-Nayaganj underground section.
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