Priority corridor track base complete, last U-Girder placed at Motijheel stn | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The very last U-Girder of the nine km section, termed the ‘Priority Corridor’ of Kanpur Metro Rail Project, was placed near the Motijheel station late on Friday night and with this the track from IIT to Motijheel got completed entirely.
The work of placing U-Girders had started on August 11, 2020, and the 624th —the last U-Girder of the section — was laid on Friday night.
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRC) director (works & infrastructure), and other senior officials were present at the construction site on the occasion.
UPMRC managing director Kumar Keshav congratulated the entire Metro team and said, “The last twin U-Girder on Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro project was placed on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. With this entire nine km corridor from IIT to Motijheel is complete.”
Excellent work has been done by UPMRC team and contractors, he added.
“This work used to appear as a Herculean task to us, but we have completed it in over 22 months since commencing construction of first pile on November 15, 2019. This shows we have done great work with high precision. This is possibly the fastest construction of any Metro project,” he said.
The track laying and signalling work on more than half of this corridor has also been completed, he said, while adding that UP Metro team is working round-the-clock to accomplish the target of starting trial run on the Priority Corridor in November 2021. The track laying and signalling system work had started from IIT Metro Station and has reached beyond Geeta Nagar Metro Station.
The finishing work is being done at Metro stations and 70% of it is already done. “There are nine Metro stations on the Priority Corridor and finishing work is going on at all the stations. The finishing work at first five stations — IIT, Kalyanpur, SPM, Vishwavidyalaya and Gurudev — is in the final stages, while work on other stations is also being done at a rapid pace.

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