Afcons Launches 1st Double T-Girder for Kanpur Metro’s Stations

Workers from Afcons Infrastructure on Friday launched the first ever double T-Girder for the platform levels of 9 stations on the 8.728 km elevated ‘Priority Corridor’ section of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 which’ll connect IIT-Kanpur and Naubasta.

Per UPMRCL, these first-of-a-kind precast girders are 11.5 m long, approximately 3m wide, have a weight of 39.5 metric tons, and will result in substantial time savings. The one launched today in particular was placed at the IIT-Kanpur Station.

The priority corridor (Package KNPCC-02R) of Kanpur Metro was awarded to Afcons Infrastrcture with a contract value of Rs 734.56 crore in September 2019. The 9 stations within it 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: UPMRCL
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL
Photo Copyright: UPMRCL

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8 Responses to "Afcons Launches 1st Double T-Girder for Kanpur Metro’s Stations"

  1. Joseph Andrew says:

    It’s launching of T girder not casting..
    Casting of T girder started in early feb itself.

    • TMRG says:

      Thanks – have updated the post for accuracy. UPMRCL had last night just released a small set of photos from the casting yard. Snaps of it being loaded on the truck should have been a good indicator it’s ready for launch.

  2. Mohamed says:

    Double T girder already used in Bangalore metro phase 1

  3. Mohamed says:

    Reach 2

  4. Mohamed says:

    Vijay nagar, hosahalli and toll gate of Reach 2 stations in 2010

  5. Saqib says:

    Great work done by UPMRC


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