Afcons Launches 2 x 45m Steel Girders for Kanpur Metro
Afcons Infrastructure on Friday night erected their second 45 meter steel box girder at Rawatpur for constructing Kanpur Metro’s 23.785 km Line-1 between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel.
The team has typically used 25 meter long U-girders to build the 8.728 km priority corridor’s viaduct, but this spot at Rawatpur Tiraha required longer durable steel girders as the piers were placed at a greater distance to not affect vehicle movement.
The first box girder was erected back on March 28. Here’s a video from Afcons:
Afcons Infrastructure is rapidly building this section’s civil structure (viaduct & stations) through a Rs 734.56 crore contract for Package KNPCC-02R awarded in September 2019. UPMRC is hoping to start trial runs in November 2021.
The 9 stations on Kanpur’s Priority Corridor are located on NH34 (GT Road) at IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur Railway Station, SPM Hospital, CSJM Kanpur University, Gurudev Chauraha, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur Railway Station, Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital and Moti Jheel.
The girder’s launch location is just west of Rawatpur Railway Station:
Some snaps via UPMRC’s Twitter handle:
The team last week erected their 400th of 622 U-girders.
Lucknow Metro’s 8.48 km Priority Corridor, which opened in 2017, featured two unique components with far more challenging designs and site constraints:
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