Afcons Launches 1st Pier Cap for Kanpur Metro Line-1

Workers from Afcons Infrastructure on Monday morning erected the very first 9.6m wide pier cap for the 8.728 km elevated ‘Priority Corridor’ section of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 connecting IIT-Kanpur and Naubasta.

This milestone was achieved at pier/pillar number 19 located between IIT Kanpur and the National Sugar Institute in Kalyanpur. Per the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL), a total of 295 piers for the viaduct and 198 piers for nine stations will be cast for the priority corridor (Package KNPCC-02R) between IIT-Kanpur and Motjiheel. Since casting the first pier in January, Afcons has as of February 28 cast a total of 42 piers and 10 pier caps.

Stations on the priority corridor will be located on NH34 (GT Road) at IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur Railway Station, SPM Hospital, CSJM Kanpur University, Gurudev Chauraha, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur Railway Station, Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital and Moti Jheel.

Priority Section of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Photo Copyright: Navin Tiwari
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL

More images from the event can be viewed on UPMRCL’s Facebook page.

The pier cap was cast using molds provided by Winsteel Engineering Works at Afcons’ yard located at Government Polytechnic’s land. Here’s a snap of it when it was on its way to the yard –

Pier Cap mold being transported to Afcons’ yard in January 2020 – Photo Copyright: Krishan Chaudhari

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


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One Response to "Afcons Launches 1st Pier Cap for Kanpur Metro Line-1"

  1. Sachin says:

    Great, Afcons builds so many project in India. Good to see an Indian company do so well.
    The Chenab river bridge is also being made completely by Afcons.


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