CMRS to Inspect Kanpur Metro’s Priority Corridor on Dec 20-22

The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) under the Ministry of Aviation will perform the final safety inspection for Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s Priority Corridor between December 20-22.

This 8.728 km first section of Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT Kanpur and Naubasta) will connect IIT Kanpur – Motijheel via 9 elevated stations. Prime Minister Modi is expected to inaugurate the project on December 28.

The 9 stations on Kanpur’s Priority Corridor are located on NH-34 (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 Corridor of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information

Afcons Infrastructure built the Priority Corridor’s civil structure (viaduct & stations) in record time through a Rs 734.56 crore contract for Package KNPCC-02R awarded in September 2019.

I’ll add a detailed inspection schedule here when known. If someone is aware, shoot me a message via the contact page.

In the upcoming 3-day inspection, the CMRS and its team will typically visually inspect the line’s viaduct, tracks and all features of the stations such as its PA system, signage, safety features, drinking water facilities, station access and control room. On the last day, speed trials are expected to be hosted with trains clocking upward of 80 kmph.

Photo Copyright: UPMRC

UPMRC hasn’t published their train operation plan so far. As of today, they’ve received 4 out of 39 Alstom MOVIA trainsets at Polytechnic Depot from Gujarat, which isn’t enough to start high frequency train-services.

ABP Ganga has uploaded a nice interview of UPMRC’s MD Keshav Kumar detailing the project’s features. Note that they will issue QR code-based tickets, like Kochi Metro, instead of typical RFID tokens seen across India.

Little to known everyone, but UPMRC was awfully late to launch and close out the tendering process for the project’s Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. They had received just one bid from the State Bank of India (SBI) in September.

For more updates, check out the Kanpur section or my Home Page!


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14 Responses to "CMRS to Inspect Kanpur Metro’s Priority Corridor on Dec 20-22"

  1. MartynG says:

    Hope they clean up that mess in the 4 Foot before CMRS make an appearance on site. This junk has no place on a construction site when rolling stock is already under trial running!

  2. Sandeep says:

    How many rakes arrived for Mumbai metro line 2a?

  3. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    In less than 2years the construction took place isn’t it 9kms nearly,near my house kolkata metro line 3 has already taken 11years for 9kms with obstacles being thrown on it’s path by the state government 😀.

  4. P.C.YADAV says:

    Kanpur se Lucknow elevated expressway konsi company ne jita hai pls confirm us

    • TMRG says:

      Bid opening December 22 ko hai. Agar delay nahi hua, toh phir winning contractor ka naam February tak pata chal jaana chahiye.

  5. Sudu says:

    So will it open for public on 29th December ?
    Even with low frequency service.


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