Lucknow Metro’s 255m Cantilever Bridge Completed

Late last month, workers from SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd. performed the last concrete pour and celebrated the completion of Lucknow Metro’s 255m cantilever bridge over the Indian Railways’ lines at Mawaiya. The bridge has been designed with a 105m long central span and two 75m long end-spans, and is the only missing piece of the 8.48 km Transport Nagar – Charbagh ‘priority corridor’ of the 22.878 km north-south line which prevents trial runs from commencing on a 2 km stretch between Mawaiya and Charbagh stations.

Part of package LKCC-02, its Rs. 34 crore construction contract was awarded to S.P. Singla Constructions in June 2015 with a completion time-frame of 16 months. Piling work for its 60 foot tall twin piers (P7-11 & P7-12) began in September 2015 and the piers got ready by April 2016. Soon after, work commenced to build the bridge’s spans and deck using a formwork traveler system.

• See images from August & September 2016 here
• See images from December 2016 & January 2017 here

Recent satellite imagery of the site:

Mawaiya Bridge is shown in black – view Lucknow Metro map & info

last pour! – Photo Copyright: Amarjeet Pandit

SP Singla’s team – Photo Copyright: Ashish Shukla

LMRC’s top management – Photo Copyright: Priyanka Singh

Bridge’s underbelly – Photo Copyright: Ankit Sharma

View from one of the 2 cranes – Photo Copyright: Bibhuti Shukla

Photo Copyright: Amarjeet Pandit

Photo Copyright: Amarjeet Pandit

With civil work complete, workers are now engaged in removing equipment, building a parapet (side) railing and preparing the deck for laying tracks. The LMRC is still intent on starting commercial operations on March 26 and plans to commence testing between Mawaiya and Charbagh (roughly 2 km) sometime later this month. Stay tuned for an update on that!

For more updates, check out the Lucknow section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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18 Responses to "Lucknow Metro’s 255m Cantilever Bridge Completed"

  1. Rishi says:

    awesome news…this must be the first 3 level infra in the state.

  2. Siddhant Kumar says:

    What is the deadline for entire pink line including east delhi section. End of 2017 or starting of 2018.

    • TMRG says:

      East Delhi portion’s deadline is now dependent on the resolution of land acquisition issues. There’s no chance of it opening in 2017.

    • TMRG says:

      That’s interesting – I’m wondering why their PR dept quickly advanced it within a couple of days.

    • Aditya Benwal says:

      I think that’s achievable. Magenta line does not have any issues like pink line. December 2016 was very far. However, the only hurdle will be to test the new UTO enabled trains so that CMRS clearance is obtained in time.

  3. subodh says:

    The speed at which Lucknow Subway work rolls along is amazing. Clearly, the work of Ex-DMRC brass Kumar Keshav is deadline-oriented and not excuse-driven. Since his exit from DMRC, that organization has lost its respect to deadlines. Lucknow is lucky to have bagged him to head their subway building organization. It takes a honest man on the top to let the work ethic percolate through any organization.

  4. Siddhant Kumar says:

    So when East delhi section is expected to open. When hasanpur village issue is resolved.

  5. Aishwarye says:

    How many trainsets have lucknow metro received till now from Alstom Ltd.?

  6. Siddhant Kumar says:

    So when East delhi section is expected to open.

  7. Loucio says:

    good job….. when this section is to open?


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