Kanpur Metro’s 1st Crossover Cast at IIT Kanpur Station

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.

Priority Section of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information

Some snaps by UPMRC:

view on Tuesday morning

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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7 Responses to "Kanpur Metro’s 1st Crossover Cast at IIT Kanpur Station"

  1. U says:

    TMRG tomorrow East-West Metro(Line 2) of Kolkata Metro will have its tunnelling complete
    Here’s an article from Times of India

    • TMRG says:

      Thanks – looking forward! I hear 3 more rings are pending. Breakthrough depends on manpower at shaft.

  2. Abhishek says:

    Hi.. I think kumar keshav was earlier associated with DMRC. Is thats so???

  3. Hh says:

    Afcons underground tunnels work of rrts delhi meerut what happened

    • TMRG says:

      Haven’t heard or seen reports of ground work starting. I’m sure it has though.

      I hear Afcons has ordered 4 TBMs from Terratec.

  4. Saurabh rai says:

    Kanpur metro construction work.is going very good under in Mr kumar keshav sir
    Congratulations to all team


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