Urban Railways

1,300 Piles Erected in Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro Project

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has completed more than half of the piling work in the nine-km-long Priority Corridor being constructed between IIT and Motijheel for the Kanpur Metro Rail project.

Piling refers to digging the ground and putting iron net under it in order to lay the foundation of the structure. A total of 2,330 piles are to be prepared between IIT and Motijheel, out of which around 1,300 piles have been prepared so far.

Construction of only eight piles is left between IIT Kanpur and Gurudev metro station. For this, an electric shutdown is needed near SPM Hospital, informed UPMRC. The corporation also informed that the civil construction of the Priority Corridor commenced on November 15 last year and the target to complete 1,277 piles by the end of July had been set.

UPMRC has surpassed this target as it has prepared as many as 1,300 piles so far. Besides, 95 piers and 122 pile caps have also been constructed on the corridor so far. Construction and casting activities at the Casting Yard are also progressing well. So far, 44 Pier Caps, 78 U-girders and 57 Double T-girders have been cast. Of these, 28 pier caps and 4 double T-girders have been erected till now. If the construction is timely completed, Kanpur Metro will become operational either by the end of 2021 or early 2022.