Sam India Begins Kanpur Metro’s Station Roof Work

Towards the end of December, workers from Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd. started installing pieces of a pre-engineered steel roof structure at IIT Kanpur Station on the 8.728 km priority corridor of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel.

Sam India was awarded the Phase 1 project’s Rs. 150 crore contract for architectural and interior finishing works (Package KNPCC-04) at nine elevated stations back in September with a completion period of 14 months. They started block-work at IIT-Kanpur Station in early December, and the update back then showed the roof structure’s pieces had arrived on-site.

Here’s an image shared by follower Gajendra:

IIT Kanpur Station – Photo Copyright: Gajendra

Afcons Infrastructure is rapidly building this section’s civil structure (viaduct & stations) through a Rs 734.56 crore contract for Package KNPCC-02R awarded in September 2019.

The 9 stations on Kanpur’s Priority Corridor are 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

A local YouTuber uploaded this video on December 30 which shows the progress made throughout the line. IIT Kanpur Station on the west-end is in the most-advanced state of completion, while Motijheel on the other end is in the least-advanced state where T-girders are yet to be placed.

UPMRC is chasing a deadline to start commercial operations in December 2021 or latest by January 2022 with their 3 coach Bombardier train-sets, so the next 12 months are going to be incredibly interesting to see how this project turns out with different civil and system pieces coming together.

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10 Responses to "Sam India Begins Kanpur Metro’s Station Roof Work"

  1. Dd says:

    Only kanpur metro paratial work is going on. No other work not even second line bids invited. On underground line news only bids received no other work

    • TMRG says:

      Financial bids for underground work should open up this month. Soil investigation is complete for the next elevated section (Rania – Naubasta), so hopefully the tender notice should be out soon if they have funds available and detailed design is ready.

  2. U says:

    Kanpur is being built at such a steady rate
    But it will also be a white elephant project
    Kanpur is not a big city and it would hardly see any ridership
    People would continue to commute in private vehicles or autos which are easily available rather than go up the stations wait for a train and come down from a station
    It could be done more conveniently in an auto

    • Metrofan says:

      UP is crowded and have a large population. I think it will work nonetheless unless everyone has migrated to Delhi Mumbai Bangalore and Chennai lol

  3. L S Chauhan says:

    Infrastructure projects have long gestation periods. Good to see high pace of work. Great potential for improving communication in Kanpur. Naubasta line can be extended into Kanpur Dehat….may be up to Ghatampur. Lalbangla line can be extended further up. Unnao and Lucknow can be connected…makes sense. Keep up the pace. Well done!!

  4. Anurag Kumar says:

    No update on Patna metro..
    Have they started the pilling work for second pillars or Still doing the task for the 1st pillar.
    When Danapur to Patliputra ramp will be awarded they have already received the bidders.
    When will the the NCC will start pillaring work at Bhootnath area..
    Other part of the priority portion has not yet started only started near Bhootnath road..

    • TMRG says:

      I don’t have the resources / industry contacts / ability to track the exact status of each pier’s piling work. Since the project is managed by DMRC, I don’t think they’d ever release such info either like how UPMRCL / BMRCL / MMRDA etc. do.

      Financial bid opening dates are announced to bidders a couple days prior. Whenever they open PC-04’s bids, I’ll write a quick post as soon as I have the results.

  5. Ajeet Kumar says:

    Wow imagine Start work Sam India Built well I am very happy to hear it..

  6. Gokulesh kumar says:

    Sir please contact us for steel Transport service.
    M/s Shivam transport agency
    Mob 8445029405

  7. Pankaj Arora says:

    I am a supplier of Industrial paint & coatings. I am based at kanpur only. Kindly contact me at 9839077904.


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