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Kanpur Metro Project: Concourse of IIT Metro Station Completed, All 50 Double T-Girders Erected
Construction of all the 22 Piers of the Kalyanpur Metro Station have also been completed
KANPUR || Despite the long drawn COVID 19 lockdown and movement restrictions, the civil construction work on the ambitious Kanpur Metro Rail project seems to be on track. In the first phase, 9-km-long 'priority corridor' is to be constructed between IIT, Kanpur and Motijheel.
Officials informed The News Agency on Monday that the construction work for the base of the concourse level of the IIT Metro Station has been completed. A total of 50 double T-girders have been used for creating the base of the concourse level of the IIT station.
Significantly, the Kanpur Metro is the first such Metro project in the country, where double T-girders are being used to prepare the concourse of Metro stations to speed up civil construction. Due to this innovation of UPMRC, the concourse of IIT Metro station could be completed in such a short time.
The erection of the double T-girders was commenced on July 25, 2020 and so far 50 double T-girders have been erected. These double T-girders are pre-cast - meaning that they are constructed in the casting yard and then are placed at the designated location in the corridor.
Implementation of such a process for construction enhances the aesthetic beauty of the Metro structure and helps in providing pace to civil construction.
Besides these double T-girders, 36 U-girders have also been erected. The casting of both the girders is been done with quite a pace at the Casting Yard, located in Lakhanpur. In addition to this, all the 22 Piers of the Kalyanpur Metro Station have also been constructed and now, double T-girders will be erected on these pillars for constructing the concourse level of the Kalyanpur Metro Station.
Praising the dedication of the Metro engineers, UPMRC's MD Kumar Keshav said, "excellent work by the UPMRC engineers and Contractor M/s AFCONS. It is the hard work and devotion of the whole team enabling us to achieve the milestones even in these difficult times."