Soil Testing Completed for Kanpur Metro’s Rania – Naubasta Section

Techpro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. has wrapped up a 2 month geotechnical soil investigation assignment for Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) on a roughly 6 km eastern section of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 between Rania and Naubasta.

Geotechnical investigation work for this section of the 32.385 km Phase 1 project started in early October and was carried out at multiple locations along the line’s alignment with bore holes getting dug at varying depths between 1.5 meters to 40 meters.

The data captured through this activity will serve two purposes – (1) help determine the line’s optimal alignment, and (2) later be included within the civil construction tender documents to help infrastructure companies make more informed financial bids and use appropriate machinery, methods & technology during construction.

This section will be elevated just like the under construction 8.728 km Priority Corridor between IIT Kanpur and Moti Jheel. It will start from the Transport Nagar Ramp and consist of 5 stations at Rania, Kendranchal, Pashupati Nagar, Baudh Nagar and Naubasta. An additional station at Kidwai Nagar may be constructed, but we’ll have to wait and see what the tender document says.

Rania – Naubasta section of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information

Here are some snaps shot over the past 2 months at sites at or near Kidwai Nagar, Vasant Vihar and Baudh Nagar:

soil sample

Prior to this assignment, TechPro had conducted geotechnical investigation for the 3.7 km first underground package KNPCC-05 between the Motijheel Ramp and Nayaganj.

Here’s the current status of Line-1’s civil packages:

KNPCC-02(R1): Construction 8.728 km elevated viaduct and 9 stations between IIT – Moti JheelUnder Construction by Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
KNPCC-05: Construction of 3.7 km tunnels and 4 stations at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and NayaganjTechnical Bid Evaluation Underway – 7 bids received in September 2020 
2nd Underground Package: Construction of approx. 4.9 km of tunnels with 3 stations between Nayaganj and Transport Nagar RampTender Notice Pending
2nd Elevated Package: Construction of approx. 6 km of viaduct with 5 stations between Transport Nagar Ramp and NaubastaTender Notice Pending

A list of Kanpur Metro’s packages (civil and systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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


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16 Responses to "Soil Testing Completed for Kanpur Metro’s Rania – Naubasta Section"

  1. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Kanpur metro underground section as seen from the tender notices is approx 7.7km.

  2. U says:

    TMRG why do you get so less news about Kolkata and Lucknow Metro to publish??You publish so many news of other metro systems

    • TMRG says:

      Hi – nothing is happening in Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur or even Gurgaon.

      There’s a lot going on in Kolkata and I’m trying to cover updates as I become aware and have substance. I cannot just invent news or content 🙂

  3. Clevin Gomes says:

    TMRG, I want to send some pics of Mumbai Metro Line 9. How can I send the pics to u?

  4. Anurag Kumar says:

    Hi friend,
    What’s about the underground section of Patna metro??(28th is final date for submission or still their is a chance of extending it)

    • TMRG says:

      It currently stands at Dec 28 with opening on Dec 29.

      I don’t know if DMRC will extend or not. If they don’t then I’ll publish a post with bidder names on that evening.

  5. Abhishek Threja says:

    What’s the deadline of meerut metro as per your expectations.

    • TMRG says:

      A very small section (Partapur – Shatabdi Nagar) is part of L&T’s Package 3. That could possibly open up in 2024. Rest of it around 2025-2026.

  6. Shashank Katiyar says:

    Dear Sir
    Geotechnica investigation work from Juhi to Naubasta completed by Techpro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Under UPMRCL for Phase-1 Corridor -III.

  7. Shashank Katiyar says:

    Dear Sir
    Corridor-III Start from Juhi/ Swdeshi Cotton mill not Rania.
    All detail available our web site http://www.techproindia.

    • TMRG says:

      First elevated station is called Rania – so that’s why I’ve mentioned Rania and not the local neighborhood 🙂

      Elevated corridor starts just north of it from the ramp in Juhi, like you mentioned.

  8. Satendra Kumar says:

    I’m Satendra Kumar civil engineer
    for job

  9. Vivek says:

    Need soil testing for construction.


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