Workers from Sterling & Wilson – GSC Construction Company JV last week began installing the 750V Third Rail electrification system for Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s Priority Corridor between IIT-Kanpur – Motijheel.
SWPL – GSC JV was awarded Phase 1’s traction and electrification contract in November 2020 by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) with a contract value of Rs. 419.14 crore. Work last week started at Line-1’s Polytechnic Depot which is fast nearing completion by K.S.M. Bashir Mohammad & Sons – see some snaps here and here.
Here are some snaps of how the first train currently looks like at Alstom’s Savli plant. Its final design or color-scheme has not yet been revealed, and I’m super curious to see how it’ll turn out.