Kanpur Metro gets ISO Certification for Environment & Safety Management

Kanpur Metro’s Priority Corridor, which is being constructed between IIT & Motijheel has attained the ISO certificates for environment & safety management. The corridor has been certified with ISO 14001 for environment management & ISO 45001 for safety management.

  • After the rigorous audit by the auditors of United Registrar of Systems, Noida affiliated with UKAS, United Kingdom, Kanpur Metro has achieved this certification for its 9 KMs long Priority Corridor.
  • United Registrar of Systems has certified that Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC) has been fulfilling all the requisite standards required for the provided certification during the execution of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project’s Priority Corridor.
  • To verify that the project has a proper system in place for enabling the policy of environment & safety management, proper execution, regular reviews and accordingly to execute the corrective measures.

  • An audit team reviewed the project last month.
  • UPMRC has already started planning to get these certifications for the whole Corridor-1 i.e. from IIT-Kanpur to Naubasta.
  • UPMRC always ensures the compliance of international standards during the project execution.
  • The 23 KMs long North-South Corridor of Lucknow Metro (CCS Airport to Munshipulia) had received this certification in 2018 i.e. before commencing the passenger services/revenue operations on the whole corridor in March, 2019.

About the Kanpur Metro Project:

  • After the inauguration of the civil construction work of the Kanpur Metro project by hon’ble CM of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath on 15th Nov., 2019, UPMRC is executing the Kanpur Metro project with remarkable pace.
  • Even during the post lock down period, strategic execution of the UPMRC’s engineers resulted in maintaining the workforce and keeping up the pace of the civil construction of the 9 km long Priority Corridor (IIT to Motijheel), while implementing all the guidelines issued by the governments.
  • Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC), a 50:50 jointly owned Company of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh has been reconstituted as per the approval of the Government as a single SPV by rechristening it as “Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC)” for implementation of Metro Rail projects in various important cities in the State of Uttar Pradesh and has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementation and operation of the rail based Mass Rapid Transit System (Metro) in Kanpur and Agra cities where Metro projects have been recently approved by Government of India. 
  • The projects shall be financed through equity contribution from Govt. of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Govt. of India (GOI) and a soft loan from International Funding Institutions.

Source: UPMRC-Facebook Update