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First 'Make in India' train set for Kanpur & Agra metro flagged off from Gujarat today!

Aligning with the UPMRC's plan to begin Kanpur Metro trials in November this year, Alstom delivered the first prototype train for the ambitious project today. This train set was built at Alstom's rolling stock manufacturing facility in Gujarat's Savli, under the ambit of initiatives like 'Make in India' and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'. As per reports, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Managing Director of UPMRC and the Managing Director of Alstom were a part of the unveiling event.

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Kanpur Metro's priority corridor gets 'Effective Safety Culture Award' by Greentech Foundation!

In recognition of the UPMRC's strict compliance with high-level safety-security standards for the Kanpur Metro project, the Motijheel to IIT Kanpur corridor has received the 'Effective Safety Culture Award, 2021' by Greentech Foundation. This priority corridor consists of 9 stations and the entire facility has been set up in complete adherence to safety protocols. As per reports, it is expected that the trial runs of Kanpur Metro will begin on November 15.

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Eyeing trials in November, all pillars readied along the priority corridor of Kanpur Metro!

Gearing up for the maiden trials of Kanpur Metro in November this year, UPMRC officials have successful completed the installation of pillars along the entire stretch of the priority corridor. Extending over a length of 9 km, the priority corridor links IIT Kanpur to Motijheel, having a total of 9 stations. Additionally, the assembling and testing work of the first set of Kanpur Metro trains is in its final stage and it is expected that the coaches will arrive in the city by the end of September.

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Traffic diversion plans to be rolled out for setting up underground stretch of Kanpur Metro

The next phase of the Kanpur Metro Project will witness the construction of a 4-kilometre long underground line from Chunniganj to Nayaganj. Along this section, 4 underground stations will be established at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj. In order to move ahead with the construction plans, alternate traffic routes would be chalked at all four locations and they would be functional for a period of around 2 years.

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Installation of advanced machines at Polytechnic Depot propels Kanpur Metro Project!

Gearing up to welcome the first metro trains, the Polytechnic Depot of Kanpur Metro is being equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and other machines. Recently, the 'Fully Automatic CNC Under Floor Pit Wheel Lathe Machine' was set up at the campus, which would help to upkeep and repair the metro wheels. The speed at which new developments are taking place, only point towards the timely completion of the Kanpur Metro. Once completed, the facility shall surely bring great respite to daily commuters in the city.

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