Afcons Launches Kanpur Metro’s 400th U-Girder

Afcons Infrastructure on Saturday night celebrated the launch of their 400th U-girder for constructing the 8.728 km priority corridor of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel.

This is a significant milestone within the team’s plan to erect a total of 622 U-girders. The very first 25m U-girder weighing 147 MT was launched in August 2020. Since then:

  • 100th: October 2020 (67 days since 1st)
  • 200th: December (63 days since 100th)
  • 300th: February (57 days since 200th)
  • 400th: April (64 days since 300th)

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. UPMRC is hoping to start trial runs in November 2021.

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
Photo Copyright: UPMRC

In other news – Bombardier (now Alstom)’s team has started installing signaling equipment to support their CBTC CITYFLO 650 train-control solution. This is being executed through an approximately INR 2051 crore contract for Kanpur and Agra’s combined rolling stock, train-control & signaling systems.

Photo Copyright: UPMRC

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11 Responses to "Afcons Launches Kanpur Metro’s 400th U-Girder"

  1. Kanishka says:

    come September, all U-girder will be placed; then in Jan’22 Modi/Yogi will do inauguration of trail runs (!!) for good photo-ops for March elections…the old boys (Durga Mishra / Awanish Awasthi) got their task cut-out how to please their political masters…

    Realistically, by which month in ’22 will this ‘priority corridor’ be commissioned?

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      They are trying to inagurate the line, before code of conduct of UP Elections 2022 come into force.

      • Kanishka says:

        Well noted, thanks..
        Whilst not impossible, but it’s surely very challenging. Let’s see if UPMRC/Contractor PMT can make it happen before MCC comes into force.

        The same is applicable for other big ticket infra projects, namely: Bundelkhand Exp. & Gorakhpur Link Exp…all i can say now is ‘let’s see and good luck to the contractors’..

    • Saqib says:

      well said….

    • Metro Rail Follower says:

      If they have completed the work in record time, then there is no reason why a photo op should not be done! The kind of infrastructure development UP has seen, other states can just wait and feel jealous. You are the kind of people who will congratulate the contractors on work completion before time but be the first to blame political class for any delay…

  2. Suneel dimri says:

    Great job by Afcons. Proud to be associated with Afcons Infrastructure Limited

  3. Dd says:

    Work is not easy as still now no track work

  4. Siddharth says:

    I’m from Prayagraj and I want Metro in my city as soon as possible. The city deserves metro.


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