Kanpur Metro has finished casting of first pier of the 8.9-km priority corridor being built from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur to Moti Jheel on the last day of December.
In total, Kanpur Metro has to build 295 such piers for the viaduct and 198 piers for nine stations in the priority section.
The public relation department of the UPMRC shared that the Kanpur Metro team has completed casting the first pier of priority corridor on the eve of New Year. The department also mentioned that the team of UP Metro Rail Corporation has worked tirelessly to achieve this milestone in just three months. “It is a wonderful achievement by the team of Kanpur Metro,” said UPMRC Managing Director, Kumar Keshav.
The construction agency is working day and night on the IIT-Kanpur and Kalyanpur Metro route for which barricades have also been put from IIT-Kanpur gate diverting the traffic for faster progress.
Along with this, the construction of metro yard at the Government Polytechnic is also underway. This yard holds importance as the Kanpur Metro will be stationed here for maintenance work. It is anticipated that the construction work of metro yard will finish before the construction of pillars and platforms to enable it run.
The Kanpur Metro is expected to start its operation by the end of year 2021 or in January 2022. The first phase will see an overhead metro train running through nine stations between IIT-K and Motijheel in Swaroop Nagar.
To be noted, that work will progress further once the Kanpur Metro between the two identified ends will be commissioned, post which it will run up to Naubasta from IIT-Kanpur. On the route between Motijheel and Naubasta, few stations will be elevated and few will be underground.