Larsen & Toubro on Monday night cast the first of three track crossovers for Kanpur Metro’s 8.728 km priority corridor (IIT Kanpur – Motijheel) just west of IIT Kanpur Station.
When the first section of the 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT -Naubasta) becomes operational in early 2022, this crossover along with the ones at Geeta Colony Station, connecting to Polytechnic Depot, and Motijheel Station will enable the system’s Bombardier (now Alstom) train-sets to guide from one track line to another.
Larsen & Toubro was awarded Kanpur and Agra metros’ track-work contract (Package KNPAGT-3) in February with a combined value of INR 3,63,68,64,879 and Euro 30,61,550. The turnouts for this crossover were supplied by Voestalpine VAE VKN India through a Rs. 64.52 crore contract (Package KNPAGT-2) awarded in September 2020.
Some snaps by UPMRC:
Here’s a video with UPMRC’s MD celebrating the start of systems work, which includes track, signaling & traction. Claims COVID-19 has affected work, but UPMRC, General Consultant (TYPSA-Italferr) and various contractor teams are focused on meeting the targets set. In the past, they’ve aimed to start trial runs in November 2021.
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