Afcons Begins Casting U-Girders for Kanpur Metro Line-1

On Sunday afternoon, Afcons Infrastructure began casting 27m long U-girders for building the viaduct of Kanpur Metro’s 8.728 km elevated ‘Priority Corridor’ section of Line-1 between IIT-Kanpur and Motijheel.

As per UPMRCL – roughly 600 girders, weighing 147 tons each, will be cast at the yard located at Government Polytechnic’s land. The yard currently has 1 casting bay to cast 6 girders in one-go, and in the future will have 3 bays to cast 18 girders simultaneously.

Priority Section of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information
UPMRCL’s MD breaking a ceremonial coconut – Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Workers preparing for a concrete pour – Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Rebar framework for girders stored on-site – Photo Copyright: Rajesh

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The first set of 3 piers on NH-34 (GT Road) were cast in early January. Once a substantial number of piers are ready with their pier caps, Afcons Infra will then begin hauling the U-girders on-site and commence launching activity to form the line’s viaduct.

Per UPMRCL’s MD Kumar Keshav, contractor mobilization for Kanpur’s priority corridor (Package KNPCC-02R) is moving faster, by as much as “2.5 months”, than it did for Lucknow’s priority corridor built by Larsen & Toubro back in 2016-18.

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


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3 Responses to "Afcons Begins Casting U-Girders for Kanpur Metro Line-1"

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    Looks like the priority stretch will be ready in four years!

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