Kanpur Metro Update: Utility survey work begins for Underground Metro Stations

Preparations for the construction of the underground section of Kanpur Metro have also been started. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC) team has started the investigation of sewer-water pipeline, electric cables, telecom cables etc. for the proposed Naveen Market Metro station.

  • On 22.05.2021, metro engineers started this work from the Naveen market, under which the cables and pipelines, utilities, would be detected and diverted or shifted as required.
  • For the construction of the underground section of Kanpur Metro, the first phase is to be constructed from Chunniganj to Nayaganj, under which 4 Metro stations; Chuniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj, will be constructed.
  • The length of this corridor is about 4 km.

What is Utility Diversion:

  • The cables and pipelines found inside the ground are called ‘utility’ in technical language.
  • Locations for the proposed stations have been identified and any utilities found at these locations will be shifted or displaced as per the requirement.
  • This process of shifting is called ‘Utility Diversion’.
  • Before the utility diversion, UP Metro started the process of geo-technical investment.
  • Under this, soil testing work is going on in the underground corridor.
  • A pressure meter test will also be introduced soon, to find out how much pressure the soil can withstand.

ISO Certification:

Meanwhile, 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.
  • Strategic execution of the UPMRC’s engineers resulted in 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