Under the aegis of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), the civil works of the Kanpur Metro project are being executed at a very fast pace. In yet another step towards the fast completion of Kanpur Metro, the first U-girder of the project will be erected for the Metro viaduct on Pillar No. 17 and 18 near IIT Kanpur on the Priority Section of Kanpur Metro project on 11th August, 2020 in the presence of Shri Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh along with Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, UPMRC.
The U-girders provide the top deck of Metro viaduct on which track, traction and signaling system are laid for movement of Metro trains. A total of 638 U-girders are to be laid on the 9 KMs long Priority Section (IIT-Motijheel). The erection of the girder in just 8½ months since start of the piling work for the project, will be a step forward in the construction of Kanpur Metro
The Kanpur Metro is the first such metro project in the country where double T-girders are being used to prepare the concourse level of the Metro stations to speed up the civil construction and at the same time enhance the beauty of the structure.