Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (UPMRC) has started the final process of U-girder casting for Kanpur Metro Project after a Pooja ceremony attended by UPMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav, who said the construction work of the Kanpur Metro project was being executed faster than the Lucknow Metro project.
U-girder is the platform that is prepared and placed on top of the piers (pillars) of the viaduct, on which the metro track is laid. These girders are pre-casted or pre-fabricated in the casting yard and are then placed with a crane over the pillars at a fixed time (at night) considering the aspect of safety.
Congratulating the Metro officials on the occasion, Kumar Keshav said, “The casting of the first U-girder of Kanpur Metro has been started about two and a half months earlier than the Lucknow Metro and is a major achievement for UPMRC. Lucknow Metro project has the distinction of being the fastest constructed and executed Metro Project in the country and I congratulate the entire metro team that the work of Kanpur Metro is being done faster than Lucknow Metro.”
Around 600 girders will be casted for the Priority Corridor of the project. A girder will have a length of about 27 meters and a weight of about 147 tonnes. An arrangement has been made to prepare 18 girders simultaneously in the casting yard of Kanpur Metro and a complete set of 6 girders will be prepared at one time