UPMRC MD Visits Kanpur Metro, Gives Instructions to explore possibilities of doing work even faster

double T-girder at IIT Metro Station of Kanpur Metro
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KANPUR (Metro Rail News): During the one-day visit to Kanpur, MD of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) Mr Kumar Keshav inspected the civil construction works of Kanpur Metro. Kumar Keshav reviewed the status of all the metro stations of the 9 km long elevated priority corridor which is being constructed between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel. After the assessment, he expressed gratitude towards the engineers and other staff. He also directed to explore the possibilities of speeding up the work. At the same time, Mr Keshav asked the engineers of UP Metro to explore possibilities for the work to be done at a faster pace.

Throughout the inspection, the Managing Director said, “I am very happy with the work of Engineers UP Metro and Contractor AFCON, after the reviewing of the progress of the civil construction of Kanpur Metro, but at the same time, as a public undertaking, it is also our core responsibility to find more possibilities to work even better and faster, constantly and we will endure this to ensure that world-class metro services to be made available for Kanpur residents within the stipulated time frame.”

He further added, the foundation of civil construction of Kanpur Metro was done by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 15th November 2019 and after almost a year our team has consolidated the project to the present level by working day and night. Gradually, the Metro’s corridor viaduct has started to appear in the middle of the city, due to which the picture of the city has also started changing.

The various beats of works of priority corridor including construction, finishing, electrical, and track development are being assigned to the different agencies, UP Metro using this specific working style to ensure that all agencies can deliver their work at the same time so that the work can be completed within the period.

”So far more than 85 per cent of the piling work has been completed under the Priority Corridor and 2005 piles have been excavated, out of 2330. Along with this, 279 piers out of 506 piers (pillars) have also been prepared. Not only 160 out of 384 double T-girder has been prepared to form the base of the concourse of metro stations but also 130 out of 638 U-girders have been placed at the designated locations to form the basis of the metro track”, the UPMRC said in a statement.

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