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First in UP, Kanpur Metro to use 6 Tunnel Boring Machines together to pace up construction work

TBMs from Lucknow & Turkey will be used to construct 6 tunnels of the Kanpur Metro corridor.

Moving the Kanpur Metro construction at a fast pace, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has decided to focus on the underground tunnel work here. This move has come after the installation of the underground metro station about 21 meters below the ground, read reports. For this, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) will be deployed in the city to ensure that the underground route stretches at the same level, throughout. Notably, this is the first time in Uttar Pradesh when 6 TBMs will be used simultaneously to complete the construction within the slated deadline.


6 TBMs to be used together for the first time in UP

The Kanpur Metro will run on an underground corridor from Chunni Ganj to Nayaganj, Nayaganj to Transport Nagar and CSA to Double Pulia. As such 6 tunnels will be built across the network and for this, around half a dozen TBMs will be used here to complete the task in the stipulated time. In the first phase, a tunnel will be dug between Chunni Ganj to Nayaganj read reports.

The 2 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) used in the construction of Lucknow Metro, namely 'Ganga' and 'Gomti', will also be brought to Kanpur to speed up the construction work. Besides, additonal boring machines will be imported from Turkey soon, read reports. Even though assembling the fully automatic TBM is a complex process, it will be done in Kanpur itself.

Construction work commences from Naveen Market

As per reports, the work of the Naveen Market metro station on the underground section of Kanpur Metro was initiated on auspicious occasion of Navratri. Besides, the wall installation work has already commenced here, facilitating the construction of the station.

According to the project layout, metro operations on the second section of the first corridor, from Chunni Ganj to Transport Nagar Metro will also be underground. The Managing Director of UPMRC, Kumar Keshav informed that the work on this stretch is likely to start in 3 years.

Purportedly, global tenders for the construction of underground metro stations from Nayaganj to Transport Nagar have been called by the authorities and the technical and financial bids will commence soon. Expected to be constructed at the expense of about ₹1250 crores, this section will cover Nayaganj, Kanpur Central Station, Jhakarkati and Transport Nagar, stated reports. Meanwhile, tenders for the elevated metro corridor from Transport Nagar to Naubasta will be called on November 1, 2021.

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