Kanpur, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRC) on 12th October 2020 announced that it has achieved a new milestone by erecting 106 double T-girders for the Kanpur Metro Rail project in just about 2.5 months.
"UPMRC has achieved a new milestone today by erecting 106 double T-girders in just about 2.5 months. The team UPMRC engineers are working day and night to complete the construction work of the 9 km long Priority Corridor, which is being built between IIT, Kanpur & Motijheel. The Corridor comprises 9 Metro Stations and a total of 384 double T-girders are to be used for constructing the concourse level of these stations," said the official release.
“The erection of double T-girders for preparing the concourse level of the Metro stations was commenced on 25th July 2020 and that was the first time in India when double T-girders were used for constructing concourse level of a Metro station. Erection of all the 50 double T-girders at IIT Metro station has been accomplished; double T-girders are being erected daily at Kalyanpur and SPM Metro stations. 36 double T-girders have been placed at Kalyanpur Metro Station and 20 at SPM Metro station, while 52 double T-girders are to be erected at the base of the concourse of each above mentioned Metro stations”, added.
Commenting on this achievement, Kumar Keshav, Managing Director of UPMRC said:
Strategic time management leading to the remarkable pace of the Kanpur Metro’s civil construction! After erecting double T-girders on one side at the Kalyanpur Metro station, the teams of UPMRC engineers have started the erection of double T-girders at SPM Metro station. Metro engineers did a tremendous job by using a unique strategy. Different teams of contractors execute different jobs at construction sites. UPMRC engineers are planning the civil construction in such a way, that at a given time no team of the contractor shall wait for their turn to execute their exclusive responsibility and sit idle.
“Utilizing the time in an appropriate manner, is the most important part of our strategy and it is the only way by which we will complete the Kanpur Metro Project’s Priority Corridor within the stipulated time," he added.
Generally, a group of single girders is used to form the base of the concourse of the elevated Metro stations, but in Kanpur Metro, a double T-girder is used to form the base of the station's concourse. It is being used to save time in construction and also, to enhance the finishing of the structure.
“I am happy that we have maintained our rhythm and speed since inception and definitely we will complete the work of the Priority Corridor between IIT and Motijheel on time, this is our commitment and we are moving forward towards our goals with the correct speed”, he further added.
For more details about the project, please explore the Kanpur Metro page of Urban Transport News.