The Kanpur Metro project’s civil construction work has completed a year under the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited. In a recent conversation with The Lucknow Tribune, UPRMC MD, Kumar Keshav had clearly said that work on the Metro in Kanpur is going faster than Lucknow and it will be even better than the state capital. After the one year completion of construction work at Kanpur, the Metro management has expressed confidence that Kanpur too will be like Lucknow and will be known as a Metro City by the end of next year.
Kanpur had seen the foundation stone of the project being laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on March 8 last year. The ideation of the project happened to cut down the traffic chaos in the industrial city.
The construction work of the 9-km-long ‘Priority Corridor’, between IIT and Motijheel of Kanpur Metro Project started on November 15, 2019 in the presence of CM Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The first pillar of the Priority Corridor was ready on December 31, 2019.
In total 506 piers are to be prepared in the long primary section, of which 294 piers have been completed so far. As far as U girders are concerned, casting them started in Lakhanpur casting yard on January 20 this year. Pier cap erection (construction) began on March 2, 2020.
In a recently released statement, the UPMRC has said under the guardianship of Kumar Keshav, managing director, UPMRC, the team of the engineers has made several innovations with the object of delivering Metro services to Kanpurites within the stipulated time frame and set new paradigms for other Metro projects in the country. UPMRC has underscored that Metro marshals are working day and night to check traffic snarls. 50 marshals are stationed at 25-30 sticky spots on a regular basis.