KPIL Launches Kanpur Metro’s Steel Girders over Naubasta Flyover

Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) on late Friday night erected two 30 meter long steel composite box girders over Naubasta Flyover for constructing Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 between IIT Kanpur and Naubasta.

These steel girders for Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project’s Package KNPCC-07 (Transport Nagar Ramp – Naubasta Station) were placed 6 meters above the flyover’s deck which carries national highways 19 and 27 (NH-19 & NH-27). This is smack-dab in the middle of Kidwai Nagar and Vasant Vihar stations – view on Google Maps.

KPIL’s team has so far launched 25 & 28 meter long U-girders to build this 5.27 km long section’s viaduct, but the flyover’s width required longer durable steel girders to be launched. In the coming days 4 more smaller steel girders will be launched and joined together on either end to form twin 45 meter long continuous steel spans.

Getting blessed to go up – Photo by UPMRC
Photo by UPMRC

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) had awarded KNPCC-07’s Rs. 514.61 crore civil contract to KPIL (formerly JMC Projects) in June 2022. This package is located on the eastern-end of Line-1 and consists of 5 elevated stations at Baradevi, Kidwai Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Baudh Nagar and Naubasta.

Alignment of Line-1’s Transport Nagar Ramp – Naubasta section with the indicative location of stations enroute – view Kanpur Metro Route Map & Information
Early Saturday morning – Photo by UPMRC
Resting on temporary trestles – Photo by kanpurcouple

Back in April 2024, Afcons Infrastructure launched two 45m long steel girders over Sisamau Drain (Nala) for 8.728 km Package KNPCC-02R – see details and pics.

KPIL last week completed casting all 348 U-girders, Double T-girders and I Girders for package KNPCC-07 at their yard located in Hanspuram (view on Google Maps).

The operationalization of this section largely depends on the completion of Package KNPCC-06‘s tunnels between Nayaganj and Transport Nagar ramp. Afcons Infrastructure has so far recorded two tunnel breakthroughs (Nayaganj = Kanpur Central) and has another 4 more to go between Kanpur Central = Jhakarkatti = Transport Nagar.

For more updates, check out the Kanpur section or my Home Page! Sign up for free instant email notifications on new posts over here. Like this post? Get early-access to updates and support the site over here.


written by

Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

2 Responses to "KPIL Launches Kanpur Metro’s Steel Girders over Naubasta Flyover"

  1. Deepika says:

    Please update the name. Its no longer JMC Projects, it is Kalpataru Projects International Limited.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *