SWPL Begins Kanpur Metro’s Third Rail Installation Work

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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.

Priority Section of Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 – view Kanpur Metro map & information
Photo Copyright: Gaurav Kumar Rai
Photo Copyright: UPMRC

Kanpur Metro’s 8.728 km elevated Priority Corridor is rapidly under construction by Afcons Infrastructure with UPMRC planning to start trial runs using Alstom MOVIA train-sets in November 2021.

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.

For more updates, check out the Kanpur section or my Home Page!

– TMRG





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