Kanpur Metro Update: TBM ‘Vidyarthi’ achieves breakthrough in Kanpur Central-Nayaganj section

The ‘Vidyarthi’ TBM machine achieves a notable milestone by constructing a tunnel of about 1250 metres on the ‘down line’ from Kanpur central to Nayaganj. Thus, completing the construction of the second tunnel of the 4.24 km long Kanpur Central-Transport Nagar underground section of Kanpur Metro.

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Kanpur Metro has reached a significant milestone under Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), with the completion of the second tunnel in the 4.24 km long Kanpur Central-Transport Nagar underground section. The ‘Vidyarthi’ Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) achieved a breakthrough by successfully constructing approximately 1250 metres of the ‘down line’ tunnel from Kanpur Central to Nayaganj. This development marks a crucial step forward in the ongoing expansion of the Kanpur Metro network.

Image Credit (representational): UPMRC

Kanpur Central to Nayaganj:

This corridor is a part of Chunniganj to Transport Nagar section, it is an underground section consisting of total 8 nos. underground stations namely, Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha, Phoolbagh, Nayaganj, Kanpur Central, Jhakarkati and Transport Nagar Station. All the stations have been proposed by Cut & Cover station except Nayaganj station which has been proposed by NATM.

Kanpur Central Station:

  • This underground station is proposed near Kanpur Central Railway Station towards Ghantaghar. This station connects the existing railway station with the proposed metro station.
  • The major connecting roads are Halsi Road (to Parade), Birhana Road (to Phoolbagh), Canal Road (to Phoolbagh), Railway Road (to Jareeb Chowki), Rajdhani Marg (to Tat Mill) and Elliot Road (to Cantonment).
  • Catchment area of the station comprises Residential cum Commercial areas of Collectorganj, Ghantaghar, Dhana Khori in the North, Cantonment, Triveni Nagar and railway colonies in the South.

Image Credit: UPMRC

Transport Nagar Station:

  • It is an underground station proposed below the central verge of Hamirpur Road (NH-86) near Swadeshi Cotton Mill.
  • Major connecting roads are Hamirpur Road and Bakerganj Road. This will cater residential cum commercial areas of Juhi in the west and Transport Nagar, Bakarganj in the east.

Nayaganj Station:

  • It is an underground station proposed below the Canal/Express Road near Mega Mall. There are cross roads connecting the station to the nearby dense commercial areas.
  • This will cater Residential and Commercial activities of Nayaganj areas along Canal/Express Road.

Source: UPMRC | Featured Image Credit: UPMRC

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