Kanpur: As per promise, Kanpur seems to be doing work at a very fast pace to get the city moving on the fast lane. In record work happening, the Kanpur Metro has placed 300 U-girders in 6 months. The First 100 U-Girders were placed in 67 days, second in 63 and the third century came in just 57 days.
It is noteworthy that the Civil construction work of the Kanpur Metro Project is progressing at high speed. The base of the Metro Track has been laid for about half the distance of 9 KM long Priority Corridor, which is being constructed between IIT-Kanpur to MotiJheel. A total of 622 U-girders are to be placed under the Priority Corridor (primary section) and in accordance with this the UP Metro has completed the erection of about half of the U-girders, which is a major achievement as per officials.
First U Girder under priority corridor was placed (erected) on August 11, 2020, in presence of Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and under the leadership of UP Metro Managing Director Kumar Keshav.
Appreciating the Metro team, MD, UPMRC Kumar Keshav said, “UP Metro team completed the erection of 300 U-girders at very fast pace. Touching this figure in such a short time is a big triumph. I applaud the entire team of UP Metro working in the Kanpur Metro Project as well as the contractor AFCONS and the team of General Consultant (GC). We are moving ahead with full speed and confidence towards our objective of providing world class Metro Services to the residents of Kanpur in a stipulated time.”
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 Yogi Adityanath in the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI. It has been a year and 3 months, 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 with the civil construction of the Priority Corridor and has been sustaining the pace of work.